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Woodlouse Spider Identification and Control in Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

DYSDERA CROCATA
DYSDERA CROCATA

The woodlouse spider has a reddish head area with cream to gray colored abdomen. Their mouthparts and fangs protrude directly in front of the head, giving a menacing appearance. They also have six eyes.

Woodlouse spiders can be found under rocks, bark, trash cans, mulch, plants, wood piles, etc. Prefer moist areas where isopods live.

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Are they dangerous
Are they dangerous

Woodlouse spiders appear menacing because of their large, forward-projecting mouth parts and fangs. They are not known to be a health hazard and should be considered beneficial.

Learn more by reading our blog post: Utah Spiders: Guide to Identification and Prevention.

Name:

Dysdera crocata

Impact:

Nuisance

Habit:

Nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night

Thorn Pest Services Tips for keeping woodlouse spiders away

How To Keep Woodlouse Spiders Away
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  • Minimize thick mulch that attracts isopods (potato bugs) around the property.

  • Seal exterior cracks and crevices especially on main level and basement.

  • Install tight-fitting door sweeps at the base of all exterior doors.

How To Get Rid of Spiders
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  • Vacuum individuals that enter buildings.

  • Step on, or smash individual spiders that enter buildings.

  • Catch and release (with a glass jar) spiders found indoors.

  • Use pest monitors to capture invading spiders, especially between August and October. These work very well at capturing and monitoring woodlouse spiders.

  • Reduce moisture issues around buildings and eliminate isopods which are their primary food source.

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