Let's face it. Spiders are the thing of nightmares. I had one crawl up my leg when I was a kid and I've been traumatized ever since. Actually, I'm having a panic attack just writing this. Here are some these creepy crawlies you might find this summer.

These spiders have been documented in Iowa, and while most of these arachnids won't hurt you, there are definitely a few that can be very dangerous.

There are more than 30 species native to Iowa. You can do more research here, but I'm definitely over it. Downloading these pictures has been THE WORST. I need my mommy. And a long shower.