Got a spider bite? Most of the time no need to panic
NASHVILLE — An increase in spider-bite patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center here has created some concern — but not about an influx of brown recluse spiders ... t spin webs like other poisonous spiders including black widows and hobos ...
Exterminators: Brown recluse spiders in parts of E. Ky.
but notes black widow spiders are more common. "To date, there's never been one reported in this area," said May. "As far as I know, nothing east of Lexington. Sooner or later they'll probably be here." Reactions to brown recluse bites are often treated ...
Brown Recluse Spiders: Where They Lurk and What You Should Do if You get Bit
The brown recluse spider is even more dangerous than the Black Widow because of the way its venom affects humans. Their venomous bites cause necrosis, meaning that the tissue surrounding the attack site dies and leaves its victims with nasty scars.
The brown recluse: A pest with a very bad bite
The other most poisonous spider found in this area of the South is the black widow, but its habitat differs from the brown recluse in that it is more normally encountered outdoors under old woodpiles and in other rarely disturbed places.
Are Spider Bites Bad for Your Health?
The most dangerous spiders to humans are the black widow and brown recluse. The black widow spider is from one-half inch to one inch long. It is shiny and deep black with an hourglass-shaped mark on its belly. The mark is red or orange. Black widow spiders ...