While treating the exterior, I noticed a large web and noticeable "dot" in the middle.
As I got closer I was able to identify the spider as an orb weaver. Orb weavers are non-aggressive spiders that aren't dangerous to people & pets and are actually quite good at pest control. Their diet consists mostly of flies, beetles, wasps, mosquitos, and grasshoppers.
Because Orb weavers are considered a beneficial insect and it wasn't causing any harm nor infesting the property, I left it alone.
Orb weavers are scaredy cats and will flee at the first sign of a threat. Unless you pick them up, they will not bite. Besides, the little fella will help the residents keep their area pest free!
While treating one of our adult communities in Freehold, NJ for general pests, I came across this large, vibrant yellow Orb Weaver.