Spiders are one of the most feared creatures on earth. Let’s face it, they move very quickly, some are hairy, they can crawl anywhere, they hide in dark places, some make webs, they come in different sizes, and some will bite you, even when not provoked. Most spiders are harmless, but some spider venom is dangerous and sometimes deadly for some folks.
A woman in Atlanta Georgia was bitten by a brown recluse in April. Not realizing how serious the problem was, she did not seek medical attention right away. It did not take long for the spiders’ venom to do serious damage to her bite site as infection set in. By the time she received medical help, it was too late. Ms. Franklin lapsed into an 11 day coma and had to have a mastectomy due to the horrible infection that was caused by the bite.
Spring and summertime are the perfect times to enjoy the outdoors, not only for you, but for creepy crawlers too. It’s important to keep an eye out for spiders, bees, wasps, hornets, and other dangerous pests.