Understanding Spiders in the Coachella Valley

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While spiders are generally harmless and sometimes even beneficial, many people don’t want to see them in their homes. If you’ve been seeing spiders in your home and want to get rid of them, contact Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control today. We’re experts in the different spiders present in the Coachella Valley, and will effectively remove spiders, webs, and eggs.

Physical description

The types of spiders most often found in the Coachella Valley are common house spiders, sun spiders, desert recluse, and black widows.

Like other arachnids, spiders have eight legs, no antennae, and two distinct body regions. Spiders that you may see in your home are typically between 4-8mm long, and are brown or grey in color.

In Southern California, the worst spider to see is the venomous black widow, which is about 1.5 inches in length, is brown or black in color, and sports a reddish hourglass or triangle pattern on its body. Be sure to contact a doctor immediately if you’re bitten by a black widow spider.


Spiders generally enter homes through cracks in doors and around windows, or tears in window screens. They like dark, humid environments such as attics, garages, and crawl spaces. They can also build their webs on and around door frames, window casings, eaves, fences, and outdoor furniture. 

Life cycle

Common house spiders produce brown, flask-like silk sacs into which eggs are deposited. Approximately 250 eggs at a time are deposited into these sacs, though a female spider can produce up to 17 of these sacs throughout its life. Spiders hatch from their eggs in about a week’s time, and begin to grow and shed their exoskeletons several times. These spiderlings travel through the air on threads of silk, which is called “ballooning.” Once developed into an adult, a spider can live for up to a year.

Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control are licensed Coachella Valley spider control experts. Contact us today and let us solve the issue effectively.

Interaction with humans

Spiders do not often seek out humans. However, some spiders will bite if startled or threatened, and some spider bites are venomous. In addition, a spider infestation in the home of someone suffering from arachnophobia can cause significant distress.

Potential dangers or risks

The appearance of spider webs in your home or business can give off a negative impression. In addition, the presence of spiders can mean the presence of other pests in your home. Removing spider webs is an effective way to discourage the return of spiders, but it can be a lengthy process. Professional spider removal experts in the Coachella Valley will perform a thorough examination and clearing of spider webs in and around your home.