Common Spiders In Pennsylvania
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There are about 3,000 species of spiders in the United States, but only a handful are medically important. The two we hear most about are the brown recluse and the black widow.
While we have native black widows in the states, they are not all that common. You are more likely to come in contact with a black widow from outside the state when it is tucked inside a box that is shipped in from a state that has these spiders in abundance.
The same is true of the brown recluse. While we have no indigenous populations of brown recluse in Pennsylvania and these spiders are unable to live in our state, they can still be an issue when shipped in. Brown recluse and black widow spiders are both prone to hiding in boxes, stored items, construction materials, and other things that are shipped across state lines. So, what spiders are common in Pennsylvania?