Taken in Illinois. I consider spiders to be helpful friends, even though I’m still working on not cringing when I see one. :-) This spider had captured a large ant. Notice the webbing on the ant.
When I first saw him with this ant, I was in a hurry to do something and didn’t have time to stop. This was an awkward location to get a photo, as are probably many arachnid shots.
To me, this photo shows that a few spiders around the house is better than putting out ant poison to get rid of these pesky insects.