Posts Tagged ‘Spider Bites

26
Jul
12

Brown Recluse Spiders’ Omaha Invasions

Brown Recluse Spiders Run Amok: Well at least a seeming invasion of one man’s apartment in Omaha, Nebraska. Several dozen (40 but who’s counting) were counted in the man’s abode.

“It’s mainly just learning to cope with them,” he said. “Pushing your bed away from the wall, pulling out your bed skirt, making sure nothing is touching the walls, shaking off your clothes before you put them on, after you get out of the shower, shake out your towel, knock out your shoes at night. It’s just kind of learning to not get bit.” (more)

A little County health/pest inspecting might determine the extent of the infestation of the Brown Recluse Spiders in the complex or was it somehow unique to the man’s apartment for some reason. Post Bite

The Brown Recluse Spider

08
Jul
12

Spider In Your Shoe? Whamo!

My Sis-in-Law stuck her left foot in her shoe and whamo! The spider was apparently worse for wear despite the bites. And, as often happens, my sister-in-law was certain it was a ‘brown recluse‘. She hasn’t traveled to the South lately. It is unlikely she has handled any transported materials that could have transported a ‘brown recluse spider’ into her farm house near Newberg, Oregon. Regardless of what kind of spider, the bites caused considerable swelling and pain. The bad juju was just starting to subside. SwittersB

VENOMOUS AMERICAN ARACHNIDS

The United States has five groups of spiders that can cause serious injury. The black widow and yellow sac spider are found throughout the country, although the latter’s range has yet to be mapped precisely. The hobo spider has expanded its range in the Pacific Northwest, while the brown recluse is found in the South and lower Midwest. Other recluses are found in the Southwest. Are there Brown Recluses in the PacNW? People seem convinced. (Legend: Purple, black widow; yellow, yellow sac; red, hobo spider; green, brown recluse; blue, other recluses). Spiders in General…pics

Map by Greg Foley

                                                                                   

24
May
10

Brown Recluse Spider Bites Dangerous

BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER BITES

It’s springtime & cleanup is going on. Be careful where you put
Your hands. They like dark spaces & woodpiles.  Also areas in the attic.

This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider.

Brown Recluse Spider Bite Day 3


The following illustrates the progression of a brown recluse spider bite.
The affected skin actually dies on his body!
Some of the pictures towards the end are pretty nasty, but take a look at the last one – it is a picture of the spider itself.

Day 6

The Brown Recluse Spider is one of the most dangerous spider that we have in the USA

A person can die from it’s bite. We all should know what the Spider looks like……


The Dangerous Brown Recluse Spider

The name “brown recluse” spider correctly refers only to the midwest species; additional species are known by common names such as the desert recluse, the Arizona recluse, etc. Unfortunately, non-arachnologists incorrectly lump them all under the “brown recluse” moniker. This is a potentially incorrect extrapolation because only the brown recluse has been intensively studied. All recluse species are probably capable of inflicting necrotizing bites, however, there may be behavioral and toxicological differences among the various species.

Two other spiders that have the potential to produce necrotizing wounds, though much less well-documented than the brown recluse, are the hobo spider and the yellow sac spider. The hobo spider (Tegenaria agrestis) may be found in the Pacific Northwest as far east as Montana and south into Oregon and Utah. The two yellow sac species (Cheiracanthium spp.) are found all over the United States, but probably only produce minor necrotic wounds. SPIDERS Spider Bites Gross


04
Sep
08

NW Spider Bites (It is that time of year)

 Hobo Spider, a.k.a. Aggressive House Spider

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/homehort/pest/hobo.html

Hobo Spider~NW Menace

Hobo Spider~NW Menace

It is that time of year, spiders are busy building webs, off the web and into those shrubs and flowers you will soon be cutting back, or crawling about your house walls, floors or yikes! under your sheets (how do they get inside and upstairs and under your sheets?). Watch it as you brush up against those flowers and turn down the bedding once in awhile at night (doesn’t that just make your ankle twitch?) and search for the buggers.

http://pep.wsu.edu/pdf/PLS116_1.pdf (re Hobo Spider ID)

http://www.ent.orst.edu/urban/spiders.html (OSU info re dangerous NW Spiders)

Hobo Spider

Hobo Spider

An excellent Spider Site…SPIDERZ RULE provides valuable info re these seemingly everywhere crawlies….good pics and accurate information on risk. 




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