What kind of spider

Asked August 7, 2018, 11:13 PM EDT

What kind of spider is this any clue need to know if its poisonous havnt been bit but for future reference it was crawling across my living room floor an I have a baby in the house hold

Hancock County West Virginia

1 Response

Hello,

There are only 2 poisonous spiders in WVA, the brown recluse and black widow. The spider you have pictured is not either of those. I cannot identify the spider pictured to species. However, just because a spider isn't poisonous, doesn't mean that a bite from this species won't cause an allergic reaction. Spiders are great predators that help keep populations of pest insect species low. Remove spiders from your house and living areas and return them to the outdoors so they can continue to be free pest control.