Poisonous Spiders Not Native
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Thu June 20, 2013

Scared of Spiders? Don’t Worry About The Deadly Brown Recluse In The Northwest

The venomous brown recluse spider
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If you’ve been working in the garden lately, or have taken a trip down to the basement, you’ve probably encountered a few spiders. Maybe you’ve even wondered if you’re in danger of being bitten by a brown recluse spider, whose venom can be toxic. A Washington State University entomologist says odds are you probably won’t run into one, at least not in the Pacific Northwest.

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