Common Name and Latin Name
The Common Name and Latin Name are as follows:
Common Name (s): Daddy Long Leg Spider, Granddaddy
long-legs spider, daddy long-legger, cellar spider,
vibrating spider or house spider.
Latin Name: Pholcidae
Is the Daddy Long Leg Spider poisonous?
All types (except Uloboridae) are poisonous! No one has
ever been bitten by the Daddy long leg spider as its
fangs are not capable, so whether they are dangerous to
humans, no one knows.
How big is the Daddy Long Leg Spider?
The size of the Daddy Long Leg Spider ranges between the
body being 2mm to 10mm in length with legs that may be
up to 50mm long.
Where does the Daddy Long Leg Spider live, what is its habitat?
These spiders are found world wide and are a web weaving
spider. They hang upside down in very messy, irregular
and tangled webs. They build their webs in dark and damp
places such as caves, under rocks, loose bark, abandoned
animal burrows. They will also build webs in undisturbed
places around the home such as cellars hence the name
What is the average life span of the Daddy Long Leg Spider?
This type of spider lives on average for a
Classification of the Daddy Long Leg Spider
Species of spiders are classified according to shared
physical characteristics. Spider taxonomy is the science
of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms
in a hierarchical system. This method of classification
helps when a description of 40,000 spiders is required!
The organization of living things have seven major
categories: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family,
Genus, Species. The classification of the Daddy Long Leg Spider is as
(Kingdom relates to the highest taxonomic group into
which organisms are grouped; one of five biological
categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or
(Phyla are groups of classes. A series of animals or
plants genetically connected with shared
characteristics. The second biggest grouping in
taxonomy. Arthropoda are jointed-foot invertebrates:
arachnids, crustaceans, insects etc
A Class is a taxonomic group containing one or more
orders. Arachnid consist of any of the
eight-legged creatures, including spiders and scorpions,
of the class Arachnida
A taxonomic order, within the class Arachnida (spiders)
The Subclass is nother taxonomic category below a class
and above an order which helps in the classification
Another taxonomic category below an order and above a
genus which helps in the classification process.
Another taxonomic category below a family and above
the level of species which helps in the classification
Specis is a taxonomic group whose members can
Spider Exterminators - Pest Control
Generally speaking, people do not like spiders
especially Daddy Long Leg Spiders and most of all, do not want them in
their homes! There are many forms of pest control and
ways to exterminate spiders such as Daddy Long Leg
Spiders. There are
spider exterminators, services, spider zappers, spider
traps, spider repeller, spider catchers, spider traps
for the removal and extermination process. Advice is
available on subjects such as pest controls, pest
prevention, spider catchers, spider exterminators and
how to kill spiders like Daddy Long Leg Spiders. Some people would like to
eliminate spiders from there homes completely, this can
be very difficult as an open window on a summers day
will allow spiders in, even opening your front door when
entering and leaving will allow pesky spiders in. It is
very easy to get rid of Daddy Long Leg Spiders by catching them yourself.
Its best not to kill spiders as they are very important
in controlling the level of other insects that are