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Below is some information about pests that are found in the Rochester NY area.
American House Spiders
Female American House Spiders measure between 5mm and 8mm in length.
American House Spiders are typically brown or gray in color, with darker chevron markings along their bodies.
American House Spiders live for approximately one year, during which time females are capable of generating up to 3,000 eggs.
Daddy Long Legs
Not technically a spider, although it is an arachnid.
Daddy Long Legs mouth is too small to bite humans.
Daddy Long Legs head, thorax and abdomen are fused widely into one piece, unlike spiders that have a distinct waist.
Daddy Long Legs only have 2 eyes, spiders have 8 eyes.
Garden Spiders use a web to catch their prey which is rebuilt each morning.
Female Garden Spiders are hundreds of times larger than the males.
The web can have up to 3 egg sacs with 300 to 1400 eggs in each one.
Jumping Spiders have large eyes and thick legs.
Jumping Spiders hunt during the day eating insects and other spiders.
Jumping Spiders have great vision and may turn to look at you when you approach one.
Wolf Spiders have long sturdy legs and two eyes larger than the other six.
Wolf Spiders run after their prey and are very fast.
Wolf Spiders hunt at night.
Wolf Spiders are furry and brown or grey in color.