By Brian Brus, Stillwater, OK – Arachnids seem to be creeping out of the woodwork lately, but professor and Oklahoma State University entomology professor Phil Mulder said there’s no cause for alarm. In response to questions from the public, OSU experts such as Mulder, who heads the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, shared helpful online resources to understand spiders: • Video: Tarantulas & wolf spiders • Video: Identifying spiders • Fact Sheet: Brown recluse, black widow and other common spiders Story: Spiders aren’t that scary – “We really only have two significantly detrimental types of spiders in this region…

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