CLOSED: BIG Ole Spider, (Arachnaphobes(sp), BEWARE)

Marysville, WA

Crawling around in my living room at 2am, EeeeeeeeKKKKKKKK Any ideas what it is?

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La Salle, MI(Zone 5b)

looks like this one, http://entomology.unl.edu/images/spiders/herpyllus_ecc.jpg
Parson Spider
The parson spider is a nuisance in homes and is generally nontoxic; although some peoplemay experience allergic reactions to the bites. The parson spider is about 1/2 inch long and may vary in color from brown to black. The front segment of the body tends to be a chestnut color, while the abdomen is grayish with a distinctive white or pink pattern along its middle. The body is covered with fine hairs, giving a velvety appearance. The parson spider is usually found outdoors under rocks or in piles of brush or firewood. This spider does not spin a web, but wanders on the ground in search of prey. Indoors, this spider wanders about at night and conceals itself beneath objects or in clothing during the day. Most bites from this spider occur at night or when it is trapped in clothing. While the parson spider is not considered poisonous, bite symptoms are variable in severity. Some people may experience localized allergic swelling and itching in addition to initial pain. A few persons may experience excessive swelling, nervousness, nausea, sweating and elevated temperatures from the bites.
Got the info from here http://www.spiderzrule.com/commonspidersusa.htm

Connie

This message was edited Jul 26, 2006 9:07 AM

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