The Heat Is Bringing Out Large Amounts Of Brown Recluse Spiders In The South
Brown recluse spiders are traveling the countryside again. If you are a resident of a southern state, then you may have noticed the influx of brown recluse spiders. Dozens of spider bite incidents have been reported in the southern region of the United States.
The warm weather is driving the brown recluse spiders north in order to find cooler locations. That means that swaths of these spiders will be crawling through people’s yards. Then again, there is a good chance that they will pass you by and you will not even take notice of their presence. This is because, as their name indicates, brown recluse spiders like to hide; hiding is a behavior that is a part of the recluse’s nature. According to spider expert, Dr. Ann Slattery, you will never find a brown recluse skittering across your floor, and that is why there are not too many reports of recluse bites.
Of course, the brown recluse spider is not the only spider that enjoys a more temperate climate. The black widow is another venomous spider that is often spotted in the south during this time of year. Of course, black widows are the spiders that have the red or orange colored hourglass shapes located on their abdomens. Black widows prefer to dwell within dark areas, such as your garage or closet. So watch yourself the next time you reach under your bed. Sometimes when people are bitten by spiders, they never catch a glimpse of the offending spider, but in the black widow’s case, you will know from the intense pain that will result. Within a half an hour to two hours time, a bite victim will feel muscle pain and experience muscle spasms. After a day the wound will form into a blister. Good luck this summer.
Have you ever sustained a bite from a spider or an insect that had become infected?