What kind of spiders and how to rid of them!
Just moved into townhouse in Northern Colorado. Upon initial inspection of home (prior to move-in), no spider problem was evident. It's now fall (Sept-Oct), and I have 2-4 spiders on the walls of unfinished basement daily (image attached). Did some research; looks like they might either be Funnel Weaver spiders (bite?), or worse, a group of Brown Recluses (family member bitten Brown Recluse at her own home once, and it took a very look time to recover from that large, painful bite). Whatever these are, how should I get rid of them?? Have had cancer before, so don't like to use strong pesticides if I can help it. THANK YOU.
Larimer County Colorado
Funnel weaver spiders are quite common here. See https://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/bspm/Arachnida%20(Arachnids)/Funnel%20Weaver%20Spiders.pdf for details. Brown recluse spiders, fortunately, are not found here, as discussed in http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/brown-recluse-spiders-in-colorado-recognition-and... . http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/spiders-in-the-home-5-512/ discusses various Colorado spiders and gives suggestions for their management.
Thank you Frank, but not exactly an answer to my question--was aware of that same generic info I found on your website...Question was what kind of spiders do I likely have based on my image (now re-attached), and HOW should I get rid of them. A friend suggested plug in sonic devices--your thoughts on all the above?
Thank you so much, Frank! Your information is very helpful.