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Spiders In Your Truck? Find Out If They’re Dangerous


Think that you’re safe from spiders in your truck? Nope. As the video below shows, spiders can definitely make themselves at home in your cab.

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And even if you live in a state that isn’t home to poisonous spiders, you might not be safe. According to the Detroit Free Press, in January 2017 a Michigan trucker spent six weeks in the hospital and lost large amounts of flesh on his leg and buttock after being bitten by a brown recluse believed to have been picked up on his truck while on a run in the southern states.

According to the CDC, there are three types of spiders that you should be concerned about. Take a look at these spiders in action to familiarize yourself with what they look like and how they move.

Black Widow (Most common in the southern and western states)

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Brown Recluse (Usually found in the Midwest)

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Hobo Spiders (Most commonly found in the Pacific Northwest)

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Thomas Shahan
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