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Local North Idaho woman concerned with large spiders

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Sandra Gilson kept finding spiders like this one around her house so she contacted us to figure out what kind they are. Sandra Gilson kept finding spiders like this one around her house so she contacted us to figure out what kind they are.
LACLEDE, Idaho -

Sandra Gilson kept finding spiders around her house so she contacted KHQ to figure out what kind they are.

We called Northern States Pest & Weed Control, who are located nearby in Sandpoint, to figure out what kind of spiders were in the pictures she said she took of spiders around the house. When we arrived, she showed us the body of one large spider which she had killed.

"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," Gilson said.

Clint Eberley has been doing pest control for more than 25 years in North Idaho. He identified the spiders as Antrodiaetidae, more commonly known as Trapdoor spiders. He says they are sometimes found in North Idaho.

"It's a fairly large, intimidating spider," Eberley said, but went on to explain they are not particularly dangerous. He says they come out this time of year, because April is their mating season.

Gilson plans to have pest control return to spray around her house before summer starts.

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