Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse) Center

The majority of spiders in the United States are harmless. Two exceptions include the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. Symptoms of a harmless spider bite generally involve redness, irritation, and pain. Symptoms of bites from black widow and brown recluse spiders may include:

In general, a brown recluse spider bite or black widow spider bite may require medical attention. The information includes pictures of the brown recluse and black widow spiders for identification. Read more: Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse) Article

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