With warmer weather here, everything is coming back. That includes the spiders. What type of spiders are poisonous in New York?

Luckily in New York, we don't have all that much to worry about. According to the DEC, Two species of small, pale, yellow spiders, called yellow sac spiders Cheiracanthium mildei and C. inclusum, are the only spiders in New York. They aren't deadly, they cause some issues though. They have necrotic venom that causes itchy or painful ulcerating sores that are slow to heal.

One website called Houzz reports the possibility of Brown Recluse Spiders in NY. This story dates back to 2008, and as of now, the DEC hasn't chimed in to confirm they are still around. However, you can learn more about them and watch out too. George Defazio of the Rome area reports seeing them, and almost lost his arm due to the bite.

Cheiracanthium Mildei

 

Cheiracanthium Inclusum Spider

 


 

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