Do Spiders Really Bite?
You have probably heard of spiders biting people. While this is not true, there are certain species of spiders that can cause serious health problems.
The black widow spider is the most common type of spider that bites. These spiders live under trees and rocks. They generally live in dark, secluded areas.
When bitten, the spider injects its venom into the victim’s body. Fortunately, the venom is not strong enough to harm humans. It’s more harmful to animals and invertebrates.
If the bite is caused by a venomous spider, there is a good chance the bite will become infected. In addition to a painful sting, you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps, and trouble breathing.
The most common symptoms of a spider bite include a red, itchy bump. The itching and swelling usually subside after a few hours. After that, you may notice a blister forming around the area where you were bitten.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention. Some people are allergic to spider bites. Others have a bacterial infection. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is one of these infections. This bacteria is dangerous if it is left untreated.
Another type of spider that can bite is the banana spider. These are yellowish spiders that are also known to be recreational biters.
There are also venomous spiders that are able to kill a person. Two of these are the black widow and the brown recluse.