News Maker Mark Sutphin on the Joro spider

Parachuting spiders have been reported in the southern states and some suspect that they may be coming to Virginia.

We spoke with Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Mark Sutphine about the Joro spider in our latest news maker.

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There is good news too as Mark relays to us that flying or ballooning spiders are not that uncommon.

Another thing Mark tells us is that the Joro spider poses very little threat to humans.

Mark also tells us that the Joro spider has been seen eating recent pest that have become a real problem in only the last few years.

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