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Grass Spider

  • Scientific Name: Angelenopsis
  • Nicknames: Funnel Spider
  • Length: 3/4"
  • Color: Brown, Black
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? If Provoked
  • Poisonous/Venomous? Yes
  • Disease Carrying? No
  • Invasive Species? No

The Grass Spider

Grass Spiders, also called Funnel Spiders, are common sights throughout North American summers and belong to a family of Funnel Web Weavers. Males are smaller than females. What gives these little arachnids their namesake is the web funnels that they create in the grass or in crevices of buildings, fences or low-lying foliage. Unknowing insects can wander into the opening of the funnel and become entangled, triggering telegraph lines for the spider to respond to. The speedy Grass Spider can then pounce on the prey and eat it at its leisure. Grass Spiders will lay their eggs sacs against trees or other supportive structures and ultimately yield a bounty of hatchlings that will scurry about and build individual nests apart from one another by the Spring. Adults generally reach sizes of .59 in to .79 in.

How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you but ith McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.