Orange Legged Bug
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 8:45 PM
Please help. I find these creepy things in my basement in the springtime and can’t stand it. I have no idea what it is and they seem to be somewhat aggressive.
Laurie, Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO


Hi Laurie,
This is a harmless (unless you are a small creature) Solpugid, a non-venomous relative of spiders and scorpions.  Solpugids are fierce predators that will keep your house free of cockroaches and other undesirable intruders.  They are sometimes called Sun Spiders or Wind Scorpions.

2 thoughts on “Solpugid”

  1. Since your group does not believe in extermination, can you please send a crew to rehome our black widows? This seems to be a spider horder situation…

    • While we do not endorse wholesale extermination, we also understand that there are circumstances that require intervention. We do not provide extermination advice, so if your individual decision is to hire a relocation service to move your Black Widow population, you will need to research the best company for you. We do not dispatch crews.


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