Unidentified

Picture ID 92262

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

This is the second spider of its type I've encountered in as many weeks. This was found beneath my children's toys.. I really need to know if I need to call an exterminator. My guesses right now are between Huntsman and Brazilian wandering. Please assist.. I need to be sure that my kids are safe

  • Submitted by: 
    SSingh
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2019
  • Photographed: Oct 16, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Port of Spain , Trinidad and Tobago
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

I think it is a Huntsman, Heteropoda sp. There are a lot of species in the genus. Please teach your children to avoid situations where bare skin may be pressed against spiders and to avoid spiders that have egg sacks or hatchlings. Most spiders only bite in self-defense or defense of their offspring. An exterminator would not be helpful as long as there are any openings into your home where more spiders and insects can enter from outside. The pesticides might be more harmful to your health than the theoretical spider bite. Does anyone agree or disagree that it is… Read more »