• Help with a spider ID?

    Question

    I have a question. We recently moved into an apartment building in June, no sign of spiders at all. Now that is not to say I didn't bring one to our new home. However, I had noticed two of the same kind of spiders coming out from my built in dishwasher. They are brown/amber in color and they look like they have amber see through legs. I found another one by our garbage can in the kitchen and just found another one as I was sitting here this morning. I will try to capture one or at least photograph it. I also have a newborn and a 3 year old and I don't want them getting bit. Do you or can you identify this spider. I want to deter them not kill them to keep my family safe. I also am looking into natural eo but have to make sure they are safe for newborns and children to be around. I do have a trusted certified aroma therapist.

    Naturalist's Response

    A photo would be the best way for us to identify any spider that you have.

    The Ohio Division of Wildlife also has a publication of common spiders from Ohio which can be found here. You can look for the spider in there, but I would also encourage you to send us a picture so we can help you with the identification.

    -Naturalist Denise Wolfe