White-tailed spiders are quite unique in appearance. With a cylindrical body shape and the trademark white or grey spots on the abdomen, they can be recognized by even the most novice of observers. While they may not be everyone’s favourite house guest, they definitely have their purpose.
These active hunters help to keep other, less desirable spider populations in check. On hot summer nights, it’s not uncommon to see white-tailed spiders roaming around our houses searching for their eight-legged prey.