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Spiders close school

1 year 4 months 6 days ago July 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Friday, July 31 2015 July 31, 2015 7:54 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

MERCERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A school district was forced to close an elementary school because it was infested by venomous brown recluse spiders.

It's the third time they were found at Montgomery Elementary School. The school district made the decision after meeting with its pest control management company.

The company found the spiders in the library in mid-July and they were also found at various times last year in the lunchroom kitchen and the boiler room.

That spider is not native to the region and the bites produce ulcers.

The school district says crews are spraying pesticides around the building and it has plans to fog the entire building. The staff has already sealed cracks in the building's walls to facilitate the fogging.  

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