Jumping spiders get their name from the way they jump to catch prey and get around like tiny acrobats!
We do not target jumping spiders (they are so small you really don’t even notice them), but they are eliminated with regular pest control treatments.
Jumping spiders in Phoenix, AZ Valley areas are very common, but often go unnoticed because they’re so small. There are about 300 different species of jumping spiders in the United States and Canada. They’re NOT threatening spiders; or of no medical importance.
Identify Jumping Spiders
- Mature jumping spider bodies measure between 1/8″ – 3/4″ long.
- They have relatively short legs.
- 8 eyes with the two center eyes largest and getting smaller as they go out and up. The top two eyes are a bit bigger than the two just under them. Eyes forming a U-shape.
- Coloring varies but is usually black, sometimes brown, tan, and grey. They usually have pale, white, gray, yellow, red, blue, or green markings on them.
- Hairy or covered with scales are bright in color or iridescent.
- Front two legs are usually longer and thicker than the other legs.
- Jumping spiders do not build snare webs but build webs that serve as a retreat.
- They are quick to jump.
- Jumping ability usually supplied by two hind legs.
- Eggs sacks are suspended from web walls.
- Jumping spiders are active during the day.
- They are hunters.
- They have the best eyesight of all spiders, but their night vision is poor.
- They jump or pounce on their prey after stalking it.
- They can jump up to 20x’s their body length!
- Jumping Spiders sometimes use their silk as a safety line when they jump.
Delivering GUARANTEED Spider Pest Control in: Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Maricopa, & surrounding areas.