Hobo spiders suffer from mistaken identity and are often assumed to be more of a threat than they are. Even so, hobo spiders present challenges to homeowners, as they can bite, if accidentally disturbed or threatened. Because these brown spiders are often mistaken for brown recluse and wolf spiders, due to their coloring, homeowners might wish to cut to the chase, eliminating all house spider activity.
Some measures homeowners can implement to exclude spiders and other pests from their living spaces include:
Sealing or caulking all cracks and crevices around windows doors and your home’s foundation
Removing debris from around your property
Clearing your yard of leftover construction materials or gardening supplies
Keeping grass and vegetation trimmed and cut low to the ground
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.
North Carolina is home to dozens of species of spiders. While most species of spiders are relatively harmless, two poisonous species are common in the Tar Heel state, the black widow and the brown recluse spider.