OUCH! It got me!

OUCH! It got me!

It’s a question we all have asked before. Will every spider I encounter plot an evil plan to bite me when I lease expect it? All spiders do have teeth, fangs, and nasty venom, however contrary to public belief; the majority of spiders here in the United States are not of any real kind of threat to humans.

Myths and threats and downright weird behavior of spiders cause their bad reputation. The webs they weave are ominous. Walking into a web means a spider is near and you just ruined its home. It is SURELY going to attack you in your sleep, just like in the movies, right?

Only two types of spiders can really cause you any harm. They are two that you really don’t want to mess around with. The black widow males are mostly docile; however the females are known to be aggressive, especially in defense mode. The brown recluse also bites mostly in defense. The brown recluse spider will bite and cause open ulcers on the skin at the point of contact. Both spiders produce restlessness, fever, nausea and difficultly sleeping as symptoms to their attack.

To answer the question, no not all spiders are out to get you. Just make sure to keep an eye out for the black widow and brown recluse.

For more information on black widow and brown recluse spiders, click here

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