Some spiders hibernate during the winter months, but that's not true of all spiders. Spiders that do hibernate usually hide under the bark on a tree or under piles of leaves.Continue Reading
Brown recluse spiders are known as warmth-hunting spiders, because they seek out shelter in the winter and remain active. This type of spider generally likes to hide in homes and other structures, in dark places that are rarely disturbed.
Other spiders lay a sack of eggs and then die out in the winter. When springtime comes, their eggs hatch out. The jumping spider is one such spider who lays its eggs in a warm spot to ensure its offsprings' survival before dying.Learn more about Spiders
Mothballs emit a toxic vapor that kills all types of insects, including spiders. However, mothballs should never be used to control spiders because mothball vapor is toxic to people and animals.Full Answer >
Black widow spiders inhabit a variety of different terrestrial habitats throughout the temperate regions of the world. Humans frequently encounter black widows under some form of cover, such as logs, rocks, debris or refuse. They are commonly encountered near human dwellings or in outbuildings or gardens, but they rarely inhabit human homes. Rodent burrows and hollow plants also provide shelter for black widows.Full Answer >
Nursery web spiders are named for their habit of lashing leaves together as a shelter for newly hatched spiderlings, which they watch over until their first moult. Their maternal care is extensive for spiders, and they carry unhatched egg sacs on their bellies. Courtship is often an extended process with nursery spiders; males bring females gifts of captured insects, with mating only occurring when the female accepts the gift.Full Answer >
Homemade spider repellents that use garlic, peppermint oil, citronella, tomato leaves, or tobacco and lemon can keep spiders out of the home, according to Pest Kill. These repellents work as a preventative measure when applied around doors and windows where spiders crawl into the house.Full Answer >