What kind of spider is this? Please Help

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    • #13739
      Dpregs
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      Hello all,
      This is my first time here, but I am still hoping you can help. I am VERY afraid of spiders, and today I saw this ugly one on my house. What kind is it? Tell me it isn’t poisonous!



      Thank you in advance for any and all help!

      DPregs

    • #101570
      Kristijan
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      It’s a rabid wolf spider

    • #101828
      philthykins
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      I’m going to have to say your incorrect. I do believe its a funnel web spider.

      Take a look….
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegenaria_domestica AND http://www.pestcontrolcanada.com/Questi … 20pest.htm Number 3007

      As far as Venom goes….

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      T. domestica bears a behavior toward large intruders that may be perceived aggressive. As long as its web is undisturbed, the spider will retreat to the funnel tip and stop responding to any movement whatsoever. If the web is attacked and partially destroyed, the spider will run toward the intruder and try to confuse it with irregular movements (randomly running around it, for example). If the threat is fast enough to follow them, the spider will then walk on cast objects, including protruded body parts, in hopes of reaching soft tissue to inflict a bite. Because of its speed, it can cross even the most slippery surfaces and softened clothes rapidly. The greatest danger will be represented by T. domestica if it gets stuck between clothes and skin, both consecutively and accidentally (while occupying a sleeve of one’s shirt, for example).
      Domestic house spiders deliver venomous bites on almost all occasions. Their venom is both neuro- and necrotoxic and can leave small lesions over the bitten area, similar to that of a burn. Besides causing considerable local pain, venom effects are minimal in healthy adults and may sometimes include malaise and fatigue feelings in children and elderly, but will usually wear off on the same day. The bite area is better treated with iodine and will disappear within the next three days. No medical attention is required.
    • #116270
      Albela
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      Spider are usually not dangerous but you can get rid of them. Get more information from this http://tpcs.ca/services/spiders/

    • #116443
      ultrazone
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      I’d say it’s a Wolf Spider. As a control measure, clean and vacuum the house thoroughly. Reduce clutter in undisturbed areas such as closets, garages, basements and attics.

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