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

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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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Sources:
Jeff H
Thomas Shahan
Dan Robinson
CDC
LadyArachnophile

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