The House spider name reflects the fact that this is the spider most often found indoors. It is a nuisance pest, probably more because of its webs than the spider itself. This spider is found worldwide and is common throughout the United States and Canada.
Black Widow Spider
These spiders get their name from the popular belief that the female eats the male after mating, a phenomenon which rarely happens in nature. This spider can be found worldwide with five species living in the United States.
The name Cellar comes from these spiders being frequently found in dark and damp places such as cellars, basements, and crawl spaces. They are also “Daddy Long Legs” because of their very long, thin legs which give them an appearance somewhat similar to Harvestmen spider. Cellar spiders are nuisance pests, probably more because of their webs than the spider itself. About 20 species are found in the United States and Canada.