I know that we did this blog last year, but I recently had another friend get bitten by a spider! They do not know for sure what type of spider it was, but it is very likely that it was a brown recluse. With that in mind, we decided to revisit this blog from last year. Please read it, pass it on, and be careful.
It’s almost summertime & cleanup is going on. Some of us might be getting those lovely letters from our HOA’s to pull weeds or clean up our yards. Please be careful where you put your hands.
One of the girls in our office was actually bitten last summer by a Brown Recluse Spider. Initially she didn’t believe that is what happened. We told her that it looked like a brown recluse bite in the first picture below from day 3. She finally believed us when it started pussing like you will see in the picture from day 6 below. Fortunately, her bite did’nt progress as far as the one below, but we wanted make sure that everyone is careful and aware.
These pictures are from a bite on the hand, but they can bite you anywhere, she was bitten on her breast! She did seek medical treatment but there is still a mark where some of the flesh died on her breast.
This is a very real look at what happens when someone has been bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider and they like dark spaces, woodpiles, and cooler areas.
This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider.
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.
The Brown Recluse Spider is the most dangerous spider that we have here in the USA.
A person can die from it’s bite. We all should know what the spider looks like!
Send this around to people you love, because it is summertime and we will be digging around, doing yard work, spring cleaning, and in other parts of the country in the attics.
The Dangerous Brown Recluse Spider
Please be careful.
Spider bites are dangerous and can have permanent and highly negative consequences.
They like the darkness and tend to live in storage sheds or attics or other areas that might not be frequented by people or light.
If you have a need to be in your attic, go up there and turn on a light and leave it on for about 30 minutes before you go in to do your work.
Don’t forget to call us to review your insurance. We can assist you with homeowners insurance, renters insurance, landlords insurance for your investment properties, and condo or townhome insurance. If you are on the Board for your Home Owners Association, remember that we can insure your HOA as well! Call Shannon at 702-254-7774 or 702-630-7283.
Be careful out there and feel free to share this with your friends and family members. 🙂
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS!