Huntsman spiders are often referred to as “giant crab spiders” because of their size and appearance. They are attracted to wooded areas such as firewood piles, barns, and forests. Huntsman spider and human encounters will most likely take place in garages, sheds, and barns. While huntsman spider bites are regarded as not highly dangerous to humans, they have been known to cause swelling and pain, sometimes with nausea, headache, and vomiting. If you have seen spiders or spider webs in or around your home please make sure to schedule a FREE home inspection today!