There are 700 different species of spiders in the Carolinas. While they come in various sizes and colors, all of these eight-legged arachnids have two body parts. Inside your home, they may be lurking in quiet areas, including: shoes, closets, boxes, basements, crawlspaces, attics and garages. Outside, you may find them in sheds, outbuildings and wood piles. Spiders feed on other insects so wherever they’re plentiful, spiders will be attracted.
While most spiders are harmless to people and pets, two species in the Carolinas are venomous and dangerous. The bite of a female Black Widow Spider injects toxins that can cause painful physical symptoms and affect heart rhythm for weeks. This can be fatal to the frail, the elderly and young children. The venom of the Brown Recluse Spider can produce nausea, fever, joint pain and rashes.
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