Cellar spiders are a species of spider belonging to the group of animals known as “arachnids.” There are both long-bodied as well as short-bodied cellar spiders. As their name implies, cellar spiders are found in dark and damp places like cellars and basements. They are also sometimes referred to as “daddy longlegs” because of their very long, thin legs. There are about 20 species of cellar spiders in the United States and Canada.
Inside structures, house spiders are most likely to be found in upper corners, under furniture, in closets, angles of window frames, basements, garages, and crawl spaces. In warehouses, they are common in corners near doors that stay open. Because of their web site selection by trial and error, many house spider webs may be constructed in several days. Dust collecting on these webs accentuates their presence.
By: Pest World