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Spiders in Arkansas

Arkansas definitely has its share of spiders. Here are the most common types of spiders known to invade homes and buildings in our state:


Black widow spider with classic red hourglass-shaped mark
Black Widow

Black Widow

The most venomous spider in Arkansas and is probably the most popular and recognizable spider in the world due to its shiny black color and red hourglass-shaped mark.




Closeup of brown recluse spider
Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Another poisonous spider native to Arkansas. Prefer dimly lit locations, like dark corners in a basement, closets, cluttered areas or inside shoes and clothing.




Closeup of common house spider
Common House Spider

Common House Spider

Commonly found in homes, buildings and garages throughout the state. Beneficial by eating other small insects and pests in your house like flies, ants and mosquitos.



Daddy long legs spider with classic long, skinny legs
Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Are characterized by having extremely long, skinny legs and a small body. Known for hanging around in dark, damp places like basements, cellars and attics. Fortunately, their fangs are too short to bite humans.



It's important to note that while some of these spiders are venomous, they are not typically aggressive and will only bite if they feel threatened. If you are concerned about a spider infestation or have been bitten by a spider, it is recommended to seek professional pest control assistance or medical attention if necessary. Learn more about our spider control services.

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