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The Enemy Hiding Within Your Home – House Spiders

August 30th, 2016

You would think your home is a safe haven from the dangers of the outside world, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Within your walls live many different types of house spiders, many of which have venomous and lethal bites. Knowing how to identify them could literally save your life, and most live is very specific areas of your house, so depending on where you find one, you can eliminate possible culprits. Needless to say, learning about the dangerous spiders that are sharing your abode is just plain common sense.

The brown recluse spider can be found all over the United States, but primarily inhabits the South. While these spiders are deadly, they are not aggressive, only biting if it feels threatened. If you do get bitten by a brown recluse, you could be dealing with tissue loss and necrosis. Symptoms of the bite include fever, itching, shock, restlessness, and vomiting.

The hobo spider is found mostly Northwest, and are generally spotted in basements and on the first floor of homes. A bite from this spider is no laughing matter, and should be treated immediately. The blister that the bite develops into will eventually pop after about a day, turning into an oozing ulceration. You want to get this bite treated before it gets to this point. Symptoms include fatigue, vision impairment, temporary loss of memory, weakness, and nausea.

These are just a few of the house spiders you should be looking out for, but there are many more, so do your research. It could save your life.

Have you found any deadly spiders in your home? Were you ever bitten by one, and what did you do?

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