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Spider webs or cobwebs are commonly found throughout homes in the Western and Northwestern U.S. states. Spider webs are created by spiders out of silk that is extruded from spinnerets to help catch prey. Catching prey is not the only reason spiders spin webs. Some spiders, like the brown recluse, use their web to help protect their eggs.
The difference between spider webs and cobwebs is that cobwebs are tangled and irregularly designed webs. Spider webs are more elegant and sophistically designed. Cobwebs are also comprised of a different type of silk than the spider web.
Various species of spiders are classified based on the types of webs they weave. Different types of spider webs include:
Spiders can be found in most properties throughout the United States but certain species are more prominent in the Pacific Northwest. These species include:
Black widow spider
Giant house spider
American house spider
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