The following question was sent to the P & PDL
diagnosticians here at Purdue University:
Q: I live in New Mexico and I have found six camel spiders in
my home. I would like to know how to get rid of them and if they
A: Camel spiders can sometimes be referred to as sun spider
and also wind scorpions. They are in the family solifugae and
are very fond of shade. These spiders are not poisonous and do
not bite unless they feel distraught.
--Nathan E. Saxe (July 13, 1998)
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