Spiders are amazing creatures, having been part of human lore and mythology for thousands of years. Few creatures have the ability to evoke such fear, fascination, wonder, and even admiration as the spider does. Spiders are common in homes during warm weather, although spider can be found indoors any time during the year. Spider's numbers usually peak during late summer and fall, when spiders can be found indoors searching for winter hibernation sites. Properties located in areas favorable to spiders, such as lakes, rivers, woods or fields, are more likely to have large numbers of spiders. Because of spider's beneficial nature and how very important spiders are to the environment, we should tolerate spiders whenever possible. When tolerance is not possible, use an integrated approach using non-chemical methods along with chemical means to reduce spider populations.