Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. Check out this spider resource by Mark Dreiling.
According to the Smithsonian Insider, There are over 100 species of spiders that mimic ants by having evolved similar appearances and even similar pheromones. Most do it to evade predators, but a few do it to help them prey on ants.
The Brown Recluse Spider
Also known as the violin spider, is most commonly found in the south-central, mid-western and southern states of the United States. Most encounters with this spider occur from moving boxes or rooting about in closets, attics, garages or under beds where they may have nested. The bite produces a mild stinging, followed by local redness and intense pain within eight hours. A fluid-filled blister forms at the site and then sloughs off to leave a deep, enlarging ulcer. Systemic (or generalized) reactions from a brown recluse spider bite vary from having spider bite symptoms like a mild fever and rash to nausea and listlessness. Pest World.
Was I Bitten By A Spider?
Eighty percent of presumed spider bites are from other insects. Most spider bites are less painful than a bee sting. Most spider bites do not require professional attention. Occasionally humans are bitten by venomous spiders.
Venom from a black widow bite can cause reactions ranging from mild to painful and serious, but death is very unlikely and many symptoms can be alleviated if medical treatment is obtained. Anyone bitten by this spider should remain calm and promptly seek medical advice. Schedule Integrity today.
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Do All Spiders Bite?
No. But all spiders do have fangs and venom. Almost all spiders in the US pose no threat to the people. They are startling, unpredictable and make sticky webs. But other then that, there are really only two types that can cause serious harm: Brown Recluse & the Black Widow.
Should I Worry About A Black Widow Spider Bite?
Absolutely. The bite feels like a pin prick, within a few hours intense pain and stiffness will follow along with many other symptoms. They are uncommon but severe. However, no one has died from a black widow spider bite in the US in more than 10 years. Consult a physician if you do encounter a black widow bite. Contact Integrity before this ever occurs.
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