Daddy Long Legs Spider

Daddy Long Legs spiders, aka Harvestmen, are spiders known for their very long legs. It loses its outside skeleton around every ten days. When threatened it releases a foul smell. They eat other insects and spiders as well as plants.

There are myths that state they have very dangerous venom but this is untrue. They have very small fangs and barely ever bite humans. Their bite is harmless. The female has a bigger body and shorter legs than the male Daddy Long Leg spider.

You can keep these spiders at bay by cleaning up all the nooks and crannies in your home and ceilings. Outside they are found in sheds, under structures and in garages.