Spring is in the air and so are insects like bees, wasps, and mosquitos! An allergic reaction to bites or stings from any of these can be very scary… and sometimes even fatal. Always keep Benadryl on hand and know these allergic reaction symptoms to watch for — to keep your kids, your pets, and yourself safe.
Have you been bitten by a spider? Do you know how to treat a spider bite? Here, we'll answer your spider bite questions -- so you'll know what to do if you're ever bitten by a spider, which spiders are poisonous, and how to identify all of the different types of spiders.
The camel spider is also known as a wind scorpion, sun spider, and wind spider. They are mostly found in the southwest U.S. and in southern Africa. Camel spider size, speed, and dangers are explained here.
Fortunately, there aren’t that many poisonous spiders in this part of the United States. That said, the hobo spider itself is fairly common. While not fatally poisonous, you still need to watch out for them and keep from being bitten if you can! Here’s what you need to know about hobo spiders.
Here’s how to tell if you’ve been bitten by a black widow spider and how to treat the spider bite if you have. Be sure to look for the classic red hourglass shape on the spider’s body.
If you have a lot of spiders in your area, get a FREE poster to help you identify spiders, including the Brown Recluse spider, Black Widow spider, Wolf spider, and many others. Plus first aid information so you’ll know what to do in the event of a spider bite!
The following pictures illustrate the progression of a brown recluse spider bite. Photos from days 3 through 6 are not too graphic. However, the picture showing the infection on days 9 and 10 are very graphic. Your discretion is advised if you choose to view.