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What do house spiders eat?

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Spiders are carnivores that prey on insects and other spiders. Spiders will eat almost anything they can catch, including flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, bedbugs, crickets and moths.

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Spiders populate where there is a good food source. If no food source is available, the spider will leave. That's why it's important to control pests and insects in the home to avoid a spider infestation.

Raising a house spider as a pet, or using it for short-term observation, requires catching insects outside or purchasing food like crickets to feed the spider. Spiders also need a water source and will drink from a small, shallow dish or from water misted onto the web.

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