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Spiders

Spider (order Araneae) – Any of numerous arachnids having a body divided into a cephalothorax bearing eight legs, two poison fangs, and two feelers and an unsegmented abdomen bearing several spinnerets that produce the silk used to make nests, cocoons, or webs for trapping insects.

Like all insects, there are some spiders that are helpful around your home and garden (tell that to someone with a case of arachnophobia).  Then there are others that aren’t so nice whose bites can not only be painful, but make you sick.  Some of the more dangerous spiders found in our region include:

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