Pest Guides

Common House Spider

Family Diaspidae


Common House Spider  | Rentokil Pest Control Zambia
  • Adult – body length excluding legs 6 – 10mm. Yellow brown body with faint markings. Abdomen pale grey brown with short hairs.


  • The egg sac produced by the female is spherical, covered with a layer of silk and placed within the web structure.
  • The male will mate several times with the female before dying.
  • Adults may live for several years.


  • Found in buildings, sheds and walls.
  • This spider produces a sheet web.