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Old 02-11-2021, 01:05 PM
 
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I’m supposed to go to school in St. Louis fall of 2021, and I’m nervous because I know that Missouri has a tarantula species

Does St. Louis have it?
If so, how do I keep them out of my house or apartment?
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:04 PM
 
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I’m supposed to go to school in St. Louis fall of 2021, and I’m nervous because I know that Missouri has a tarantula species

Does St. Louis have it?
If so, how do I keep them out of my house or apartment?
Southern Missouri does, but I have never seen one close to as far North as St Louis.
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:54 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I've never seen them in StL. I have only seen one in Missouri, near Shoal Creek in Joplin. Looked harmless and it quickly scurried into the underbrush.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:04 PM
 
Location: STL area
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I've never seen one. IF they are around here, you'd have to be out on a hike in a wooded area to see one I imagine. I hike a lot and never have. https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/about...souritarantula
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:32 PM
 
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We have wolf spiders, which are similar.
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:35 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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The scorpions keep them under control. There might be a few in the Ozarks but I never saw one in 65 years.
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Old 02-12-2021, 09:23 AM
 
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I saw one once, in St. Charles, but that was like...40 yrs ago.


Be more concerned about Brown Recluses and Black Widows.
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:42 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I’m supposed to go to school in St. Louis fall of 2021, and I’m nervous because I know that Missouri has a tarantula species

Does St. Louis have it?
If so, how do I keep them out of my house or apartment?
I'd take tarantulas off your list of concerns.

There are many others.
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:15 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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I’m supposed to go to school in St. Louis fall of 2021, and I’m nervous because I know that Missouri has a tarantula species

Does St. Louis have it?
If so, how do I keep them out of my house or apartment?
Honestly, tarantula's be least of your concerns on day-by-day basis in StL.

As others stated, brown recluse and black widows are MUCH more prevalent and unhealthy.

"Tarantulas are harmless to humans (except for a painful bite), and their mild venom is weaker than a typical bee's."

https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-n...rown-tarantula
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Old 02-15-2021, 11:04 AM
 
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The scorpions keep them under control. There might be a few in the Ozarks but I never saw one in 65 years.

I have seen several in the Ozarks but scorpions are, to me, a bigger worry because they react faster and their sting is deadly. But, no, I've never seen one this far north. Could be out in the woods. Like black bears - let them alone and they'll let you alone. You might try googling Missouri Conservationist and ask your question there. You'll probably get a good article about them.
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