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Idaho is a spider heavy state with over 11 unique species confirmed. As the largest part of the Arachnid family, spiders are often very toxic to humans. While they do minimize the population of other insects, they can be aggressive towards humans and animals if they feel threatened. Further, there are several poisonous spider species out there that can be very dangerous. The most aggressive and dangerous spider identified in Northern Idaho is the Hobo and Black Widow Spider.

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Idaho is a spider heavy state with over 11 unique species confirmed. As the largest part of the Arachnid family, spiders are often very toxic to humans. While they do minimize the population of other insects, they can be aggressive towards humans and animals if they feel threatened. Further, there are several poisonous spider species out there that can be very dangerous. The most aggressive and dangerous spider identified in Northern Idaho is the Hobo and Black Widow Spider.
The Hobo Spider is a native species of Europe, accidentally transplanted here in the late 1980s. Hobo’s are best known to live and occupy holes, cracks, and crevices where they can build and maintain a tunnel structure. Unlike many spiders, Hobo’s have a hard time climbing up walls and other vertical frames and structures. Therefore, they are very rarely found on ground level. Rather, they often live and hibernate in dark, moist, and gloomy areas. They are often found in places like basements, crawl spaces, and around well areas. With that said, Hobo’s can still pose serious harm to humans if disturbed. To mitigate the chance of an infestation seal cracks and other hiding spots where Hobo’s could be prevalent.
The Black Widow spider is found in temperate areas around the world. The Black Widow Spider is best known for its hourglass shaped mark on their back. The Black Widow is one of the most feared spiders due to its seriously toxic venom. The venom from this spider is said to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s (National Geographic). These spider bites can produce muscle aches, nausea, and a paralysis of the diaphragm that can make breathing very difficult (National Geographic). While it’s not usual, bites can be fatal – especially in small children.
The Black Widow has a very unique feeding process. The Black Widow is famously known for puncturing its prey with fangs and sucking up fluid through their bodies. Like Hobo’s, Black Widow’s enjoy dark places with no sunlight. Therefore, you rarely see them in the home rummaging around. However, they do tend to frequently occupy dark places, crawlspaces, and basements.