Spiders are 8-legged arachnids, with two body segments, and multiple pairs of eyes. Almost all spiders are predators either hunting down their prey or spinning sticky, silk webs to capture unsuspecting prey. Spiders create egg sacs with that same silk that may have hundreds of spider eggs. Most spiders are harmless and usually will not try to bite people unless they are mishandled or trapped, like rolling over onto one. Most spiders are not even strong enough to get through human skin to bite; they aren’t looking for a fight.
How Homeowners Can Reduce Spider Populations In and Around the Home