New Spiders Introduced to Gwinnett County

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New Spiders Introduced to Gwinnett County

The Joro Spider in its web

The Joro Spider in its web

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The Joro Spider in its web

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The Joro Spider in its web


The Joro Spider, or scientifically known as the Nephila clavata, has popped up all around Gwinnett County and surrounding counties. The spider was said to have made its way to the United States on shipping containers.

The spider does not currently impose a threat to the environment. The spider is poisonous but very different from other harmful arachnids. Once bitten, a human will experience some pain, redness in the area, and blistering that usually goes away in 24 hours.

These spiders build a strong web to help against predators. the web of a Nephila clavata is gold, most of the time called a silk weaver. These spiders’ webs range from the ground to six feet off the ground, and these spiders are known to lay from 2 to 2,000 eggs.

To rid of a spider infestation, first vacuum all the webs, then apply a residual insecticide, lastly call a professional exterminator.

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