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Old 05-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Can anyone identify this spider?

Yes it's the only picture I have.

About the size of the top of a soda can, give or take a little.

It acted very aggresive, it was behind the window frame and I washed it out with the hose, discovering it then.

Then the fun started, it came right at me, not a few inches, but several feet, across the ground, over some landscaping wood and onto the driveway where it met the business end of a shovel.

I'm in new jersey, in a slightly rural area and you may have guessed why i'm worried. I'm no expert but it looks enough like a brown recluse to worry, I pray it's not, because I have several dozen tiny tiny tiny babies in my basement that look like they could grow into this one! As it was found at the basement window.

I'm going to get spider pesticide at the store today and do the outside and my basement, in case. But it if may be a recluse I want a pro to come spray my house to avoid any issues.

What do ya'll think? Recluse? Brown spider? Something common that I just don't know about? Wolf spiders are the only dangerous ones i've ever come into contact with here in jersey, but since i've recently moved more rural i'm coming into contact with several new scary creepy new bugs.

I usually kill the house centipedes that roam my basement but left two I saw last night as I know they eat spiders and other bugs.

First picture spider, second creepy a$$ centipede.

Thanks for your opinions. I don't want to find one in bed or in my Jeep as I often leave top down doors off all summer long very close to this location where I found it.

Oh! Or do you know any websites where I can also ask about this?

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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needs to be a dead spider

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that I'd be thinking arson if both those things were in my house. Done properly, insurance would not even question the claim.
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I'm pretty sure that I'd be thinking arson if both those things were in my house. Done properly, insurance would not even question the claim.
I think that's a little extreme. I think a well placed 12 gauge round would solve the problem.
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Looks like a Red Headed Doom spider. Nasty little buggers will leave you paralyzed from the wallet down, steal your wife and eat the electronics out of your Jeep.
 
Seriously though it looks like a common sac spider, probably a Cheirachanthium Inclusum but it’s hard to tell from that pic, they are aggressive hunter spiders and will bite, although it causes little else then irritation. Although sac spiders are generally pretty small like 8-10 mm.
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Looks like a Red Headed Doom spider. Nasty little buggers will leave you paralyzed from the wallet down, steal your wife and eat the electronics out of your Jeep.
 
Seriously though it looks like a common sac spider, probably a Cheirachanthium Inclusum but it’s hard to tell from that pic, they are aggressive hunter spiders and will bite, although it causes little else then irritation. Although sac spiders are generally pretty small like 8-10 mm.
Sigh. I was excited as I read on that it might be fairly harmless. But it was way bigger. Bigger than a fifty cent coin but not by much, smaller than a can top but not by much.
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Sigh. I was excited as I read on that it might be fairly harmless. But it was way bigger. Bigger than a fifty cent coin but not by much, smaller than a can top but not by much.

Well it is not a black widow and it is not a brown recluse. So while it may be aggressive and it may actually bite you, it is pretty much without a doubt harmless. Incidentally the 8-10 mm is the body size if you are including the legs they can be over an inch long.


See if you can get better pics of the spider.
 
Just because a spider is aggressive and it "chases" you does not mean you are going to wake up in a spider silk cocoon.
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Well it is not a black widow and it is not a brown recluse. So while it may be aggressive and it may actually bite you, it is pretty much without a doubt harmless. Incidentally the 8-10 mm is the body size if you are including the legs they can be over an inch long.


See if you can get better pics of the spider.
 
Just because a spider is aggressive and it "chases" you does not mean you are going to wake up in a spider silk cocoon.
Ditto, Too small to be a Brown Recluse. We have a lot of corn spiders around my place. I'm surrounded by cornfields so go figure lol. Nasty little things. They're aggressive as all get out and have one nasty bite.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #10
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Howitzer. I'm going to have nightmares about your story and feel buggy all day. It doesn't help any that I have long hair that tickles my neck and shoulders. All spiders are satan's dogs from hell, especially the fuzzy black jumping ones.

And yes, not a brown recluse. They might get pissed but aren't that aggressive.
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Lol that centipede is creepy as heck. And yes the spider is not a brown recluse or a widow. Or anything else that I know of. Get a pet snake. That's what I would do.
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Thanks for settling my nerves a little about it. I don't mind the spider as much as I HATE the centipedes! Yes def no black widows around here. Just those spiders, I was trying to convey their overall size, legs and body, not just body alone.
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Went thru my house top to bottom, three cans of expanding foam and four tubes of silicon caulk later . . . . . . Plus a big container of spider insecticide. . . . I believe everything is sealed.

I was surprised I found so many openings and cracks/holes that I did after winter proofing the house last winter.

I bet i'll never have a draft again and lower bills!

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You're a brave man. I'd have gone through the house in a biohazard suit and a mini gun at my side as an extra precaution. Actually, a SWAT team would've been cheaper and more efficient.
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You're a brave man. I'd have gone through the house in a biohazard suit and a mini gun at my side as an extra precaution. Actually, a SWAT team would've been cheaper and more efficient.
Lol! Funny stuff! They're more scared of me than I am of them. And my girl is terrified of them all!
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Went wheeling in the woods today. Spiders and bugs all over me. Oh the joy.
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We go through the woods on the ATVs all the time, but my husband has made them web resistant. He took two little poles and attached them to the front of the ATV, one on each corner, to catch the webs before they get to my face. They go higher than where I sit, so it's fairly clear overhead, too. Love him.
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Nice. Yeah no they just drop off the trees and crawl around on me. I just toss Em back out the window
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Well the spider has been ided (that a real word) but I thing the other centipede thing is a silverfish.
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I was pretty sure I knew what it was and this was the first website to come up with the pic.
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Don't waste money with a professional. We use a chemical called "tempo". Spray around the foundation of our house and in the garage every 6 months. Can be used inside if you've got an extreme case, in the basement would be no big deal. Everytime we spray the next couple of days there will be a pile of bugs about 1.5' away from the house where they died trying to get away. Stuff works miracles.
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Well the spider has been ided (that a real word) but I thing the other centipede thing is a silverfish.
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I was pretty sure I knew what it was and this was the first website to come up with the pic.
The centipede is def a common house centipede. I get them all the time.

The second picture on the page is a silverfish. That's just a web page error. Believe it or not, not everything on the internet is truth.
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Don't waste money with a professional. We use a chemical called "tempo". Spray around the foundation of our house and in the garage every 6 months. Can be used inside if you've got an extreme case, in the basement would be no big deal. Everytime we spray the next couple of days there will be a pile of bugs about 1.5' away from the house where they died trying to get away. Stuff works miracles.
Tempo. I'll check that out. Where have you bought it?
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We usually get it from our farming families in Ohio. If you know of any fertilizer and chemical sales places that cater to farmers or the like you should be able to find it there. A bottle should last a few years.

Anytime bugs start getting bad, spray.
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Spider doesn't scare me. I picked one up off the floor that looked a lot like that one.
That centipede however. Two blocks of carefully placed c4 outta do.
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We go through the woods on the ATVs all the time, but my husband has made them web resistant. He took two little poles and attached them to the front of the ATV, one on each corner, to catch the webs before they get to my face. They go higher than where I sit, so it's fairly clear overhead, too. Love him.
Smart man. Kinda like the razor wire cutters on the old military jeeps.
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Looks like a Agelenopsis, or American Grass spider. OR a big Brown Recluse as the only get 3/4 on body, but legs extend out. Hard to tell from the picture.
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I don't mind some of them. As long as they aren't black and fuzzy, are below knee level and small enough to kill.

I had one living in the side mirror of my Sequoia. He'd come out at night and build a web, and would crawl back inside in the morning, about five miles down the road when the web was mostly destroyed. He did this for over a week.
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You got a close look, Was it similar to this? (pictured is a much larger/wider male) Can get over an inch in body, as large as a Coke can in overall size.

If so it was a Nursery Web Spider, VERY Native to New Jersey and the North E states.

Actually very neat spiders as they do not spin webs..

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