Jumping spiders get their name from its ability to jump that is uses to catch prey. The most active time to see jumping spiders is duing the day.
They have the best vision of any spider species and can detect movement up to 18” in distance.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective spider removal treatments. When taking care of your spider problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
JUMPING SPIDERS PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect a jumping spider infestation, it is important to hire a pest control professional to rid your home of spiders as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of spiders is to call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
JUMPING SPIDER FACTS
Jumping spiders have the best eyesight of all spider species and can detect movement up of 18” in the distance. However, they have very poor night vision. They are active in the daytime and prefer sunshine.
They hunt prey by ambushing it and pouncing on it. Jumping spiders lays eggs that are suspended like a hammock on their retreat’s wall. They eat insects such as worms, stinkbugs, leafhoppers and mosquitoes.
black, brown, tan, or grey, and usually with pale markings
fuzzy, 1/8″ – 3/4″
Found throughout US, jumping spiders live in a wide variety of habitats from forests to deserts to Mount Everest. In Southern California you can find the zebra jumping spider or bold jumping spider.
They do not create webs to snare prey, they build retreats which are used for molding, hibernation, nighttime seclusion and laying eggs. Jumping spiders will sometimes build a new retreat for each activity. In the outdoors, they can be found in vegetation, between leaves, and under loose bark.
They may occasionally find themselves indoors by hitchhiking on clothes, blankets, or plants that come inside from outside. Once inside, they will find retreat in drapery, books, wood floors, and door and window moldings.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Jumping spiders can be a beneficial insect because they feed on a variety of insects. They are not considered harmful to humans.
Although they can bite and produce venom, it is very rare because they tend to flee from humans rather than attack. Symptoms that follow the bite can include mild pain, itching, and swelling.