What kind of spider is this?

Asked November 16, 2018, 11:49 AM EST

  • I keep finding this kind of spider dead in my basement , I’m pretty sure I got bit by one while sleeping but something I fixed right away no reactions just huge bump, went away... please help, I would like to know whats it called and what they do or how to get rid of these before they bite my daughter too..it feels fuzzy , looks like a mini tarantula to me.

Tippecanoe County Indiana

1 Response

In its state of repose, it is difficult determine exactly what it is. I would guess it is a wolf spider. That stated, the legs do not look to be that of a brown recluse which is of special health concern. If you would like to learn more, please consider this publication: E-72.html