Spiders found on the east coast, and in Connecticut specifically, are not very different from those found in other parts of the United States. There are a variety of poisonous and non-venomous spiders, and their markings and characteristics make each breed a very different arachnid. Knowing which ones you should squish and which you should run away from (or at least keep outdoors) is vital, especially if you have children. If you need to identify the spiders in and around your Connecticut home, here is how to do it.
How to Identify Spiders in ConnecticutBy Diane Steinbach
Wikipedia photo by T. Tarvainis