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Is That Spider Dangerous: What to Do If You’ve Been Bit by a Spider

arrowblog321 | Posted on October 2, 2017

Giant scary house spiderWith the weather getting colder, you might start to see spiders finding their way into your home. If you are unable to identify the type of spider or you are concerned that it is poisonous, you need to call for help. If you notice an increase in spider webs, or you find an area that has spider eggs, you need a professional to come and take care of the problem for you.

Identifying if a Spider is Dangerous

If you are bitten by a spider in your home, you may be worried that the spider is poisonous. Many non-poisonous spiders bite, and in general this hurts less than a bee sting. You may only notice a small bump that quickly goes away without any medical care. This type of bite is going to hurt for less than an hour, if it causes any discomfort at all. When you are bitten by a poisonous spider, the bite hurts. You may have significant pain for more than 24 hours. This is a clear sign that the spider is both poisonous and dangerous to your health. Seek immediate medical attention if a spider bite delivers excessive pain, the area begins to swell, or you are otherwise feeling sick after the bite. If you have any concern at all after being bitten by a spider, it is best to seek medical care.

Dangerous, Poisonous Spiders

Spiders that can be dangerous to humans include:

  • The Black Widow Spider, identified by the shiny black body and an almost hourglass design on the abdomen.
  • The Wolf Spider, identified by long, brown legs, and dark brown bodies just as long as their legs.
  • The Yellow Sac Spider, identified as less than an inch long, and are colored yellow.

These three spiders are commonly found in the United States and can be dangerous to humans if you are bitten. If you can’t identify a spider, help is available to you.

When you are worried about spiders in your home that may be poisonous, it’s time to call Arrow Exterminating, Inc. at (212) 500-0849 to see how we can help you with your spider problem.

Call us today! (516) 593-7770

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