The vast majority of spiders in the Birmingham, Alabama area aren’t dangerous to humans or animals, but it’s still understandable that you wouldn’t want them infesting your home. Plus, there are a few types of spider that are extremely dangerous, and you definitely don’t want to run into one of those in your house.
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Common Species of Dangerous Spiders:
- Brown Recluse
Brown recluse spiders are venomous spiders that are light brown in color with a dark, violin-shaped marking on their bodies, which is why they’re sometimes called violin or fiddleback spiders in certain areas. Their bites can cause necrosis, a condition where living skin cells suddenly die around the bite. More commonly, a brown recluse bite will lead to nausea, fever, muscle pain, convulsions, and itching. If you suspect you’ve been bitten, it’s crucial that you seek medical attention immediately.
- Black Widow
The black widow is probably the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of venomous spiders. An adult female black widow’s venom is 15 times for venomous than that of a rattlesnake, making them the most venomous spider in the United States. They are small, jet-black spiders with a striking red hourglass mark on their bodies. If you’re bitten by a black widow, you’ll probably experience nausea, hypertension, abdominal pain, and difficulty breathing. Less than 1% of people who sustain a black widow bite will die as a result.
- Hobo Spider
Hobo spiders are perhaps the most mysterious venomous spider in the U.S. They are various shades of brown and tend to look like many other spiders, including a brown recluse. The symptoms of a hobo spider aren’t completely clear because they’re so often confused with other spiders, but some think that their bites also lead to necrosis of the skin.
How to Avoid Spider Bites & Infestations:
- Shake out your shoes before use.
- Clean your gutters regularly, so they’re free of debris.
- Cut back branches so that they’re not touching your home.
- Place your bed in a position where it’s not touching any walls or curtains.
- Refrain from using bed skirts, especially if they skim the floor.
- Get rid of clutter in your home and storage spaces.
- Store clothes and shoes that you’re not using in sealed plastic containers.