Others on the East Coast felt similarly, not knowing what to believe about the insects.

While these spiders are poisonous, the good news is that their fangs are tiny, so potential bites would not break human skin.

According to reports, the Joro spiders are beneficial due to their ability to feed on mosquitos and other insects.

“They’ll be here whether you like it or not,” USC Upstate’s Professor of Biology Jon Storm said.

“There’s going to be too many of them.”

The spiders are often found near homes and at the edge of woods and reportedly live in groups

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The spiders are often found near homes and at the edge of woods and reportedly live in groupsCredit: Getty

Their bite is not believed to be harmful to humans, scientists said

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Their bite is not believed to be harmful to humans, scientists saidCredit: Getty