Advertisement I live in Northern California, almost the oregon border, along the coast. These guys showed up same time last year, as we got closer to fall and the end of summer. This year I tore up a huge deck on the side of the house, saw TONS of different kinds of spiders, including a few black widows. Once the debris was gone, these guys started showing up everywhere. Last year there was probably a dozen total that you could see, almost always connected to the roof of our house and then to a nearby tree or shrub. Now they are everywhere. It seems like every time I walk outside I end up walking through a web of theirs. You can see the little lines of web in the air coming off the side of the house and after spending countless hours scouring the web for specific info on these things, im coming up empty handed. This one is a little over an inch and a half, but they are all different in size, but look identical for their markings. some have big thick bodies, others are skinny like this one or just babys. so, what the heck is it? should I be worried? We have a infant at home and I found one crawling across her bedroom floor the other day which of course freaked us out. Thanks.