Spider Identification & Prevention Guide

What are spiders?

Spiders are not insects; they are arachnids and belong to the same group as ticks, mites, and scorpions. Spiders have two body segments; cephalothorax (head) and abdomen (body). All spiders lack antennae and are wingless. These predators are beneficial pests that hunt and feed on a variety of nuisance and garden pests on your property.

Listed below are two of the most common species of dangerous spiders living throughout the Greater Austin area:

Black widow spiders
These spiders have a unique red, hourglass-shaped mark on the underside of their abdomens; this red marking signals danger to predators. Their round bodies are shiny and black, and their eight legs are long and thin. The black widow's venom attacks the nervous system of its victims.

Brown recluse spiders
These spiders have bodies that are yellowish-gray to dark black. Their abdomens have a coat of gray hair and their legs are darker in color than their bodies. They also have a distinctive violin-shaped patterns on the top. Brown recluse spiders have three pairs of eyes arranged in a semicircle.

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