This family contains 11 genera and approximately 131 species. None is known to be dangerous. Most of the chactid species are found in South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil). A few species are found as far north as Panama and Costa Rica. One peculiar species, Nullibrotheas alleni, is endemic to Baja California Sur, Mexico and is the only North American representative of the family. None of these is considered dangerous to humans.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Remember to prepare for everyone in the home. When you are putting together a plan to prepare in the case of an emergency, it is very important to remember to plan for not only yourself and your children, but also for your family pets and any guests who could potentially be with you at the time of the emergency.

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