Do You Know the Most Frequently Found Spiders in New Jersey?

Most Frequently Found
Most Frequently Found

New Jersey is home to roughly 39 species of spiders. While many live outdoors and help control bug populations, some find their way inside homes, where they can become a nuisance. These are some of the most common spiders found in New Jersey.

Common House Spider

These spiders are found in many different parts of the world. They prefer building webs and living in and around buildings, rather than being outdoors. Common house spiders are known for their brown coloring, which causes some people to mistake them for brown widows.

Carolina Wolf Spider

These large spiders reach body lengths of 22 to 35 millimeters. Although they’re mainly found outdoors, some of the males enter homes and buildings during mating season. Carolina wolf spiders are mostly active at night and spend daytime hiding.

Longlegged Sac Spider

These light-colored spiders, which can be tan, yellow or green, have long front legs. They mainly come out at night to hunt for food or search for mates, and they usually make their homes indoors.

Bold Jumper

These black spiders have a triangular patch of red, white or orange on their abdomen. They’re known for making jumping movements that can startle humans. Bold jumpers are the most common jumping spiders in North America.

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