PASCO — A potentially deadly spider infestation at the Port of Pasco is affecting the massive loads in storage there.
The state says 20 workers called the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries to report the problem. KIEWIT is managing the project and had to shut it down for now after people saw brown recluse, black widows, and spiders that aren’t even on this poster.
An exterminator was called in and is investigating how to get rid of the spiders. The infestation may include spiders that aren’t native to the U.S., since the megaloads came here from Korea.
(By Melanie Tubbs, KEPR TV, Pasco, Washington)