Subject: South Florida Spider
Location: Fort Meyers, fl
December 4, 2012 9:05 pm
I found 2 of these at a new house I just bought in fort Meyers,fl… What kind of spider is this? Do I have a nest?
This Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria, is an introduced species that has naturalized in the Gulf States. It is considered a harmless species, but since it is a nocturnal hunter that feeds on Cockroaches, you might want to consider allowing them to share your new home. See BugGuide for additional information.