FAQs About Jumping Spiders

Are Jumping Spiders Dangerous to Humans?

Although jumping spiders are not usually harmful to humans, they can cause significant harm in isolated situations. Jumping spiders are tiny and many bite attempts fail to break the skin. Bites from jumping spiders are typically less painful than bee stings and produce a pimple-like welt comparable to that produced by a mosquito bite, according to the University of California Davis.

Salticus scenicus jumping spider macro 3d illustrationIf you have an infestation, you may find big black orbs all over your home. Like most other spiders, they are not aggressive and will not come after you to bite you; rather, if they feel threatened, they will bite.