Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Appearance:  The Daddy Long Legs is a distinctive creature because of its’ extraordinary long legs, especially in relation to the size of its’ body.  Their bodies are light brown, cream, or gray in color, and they are typically about 1/2” in length.

Location and Behavior Patterns:  Daddy Long Legs are usually seen in the later part of the afternoon or early evening, when they come out and forage for food.  They like to eat other insects, but can also eat sweet things, such as vegetable juices or fruit juices.  They usually stay outdoors, and can be spotted in places like on tree trunks, in bushes, and along window sills.  If found indoors, they are attracted to damp places, such as a crawl space, a basement, or in a garage.

Unlike spiders, Daddy Long Legs do not produce silk and they do not spin webs; therefore, they do not use webs to catch their prey.

Treatment:  Daddy Long Legs are harmless to humans and are only considered a nuisance pest.  Since they typically do not come indoors, then little treatment is required for them; however, a pest control specialist can offer suggestions for limiting their presence, as well as regular inspection and treatment plans, if you have Daddy Long Leg concerns.

Daddy Long Legs