- May 4, 2017
Yes, and if I recall, only one recluse has been documented in SC and it, as you say, was from the far northwestern part of the state.A male wolf spider (family Lycosidae), probably Tigrosa georgicola or Hogna. If he wandered inside, you can just usher him back outside in a catch cup.
The only medically significant spiders in South Carolina are widows (family Theridiidae, genus Latrodectus) and brown recluses (Loxosceles reclusa).
Brown recluses are normally only found in the western tip of the state, so you probably don't have to worry about them in Ridgeway.
If he is wandering, and therefore probably sexually mature, he won't be much help in ridding you of any roaches. Males usually stop eating once they hit sexual maturity. The only thing on their minds is gettin' with the ladies.Thank you I'll let him stay so he can hunt the roach I saw earlier.