What You Should Know about Spiders in Mississippi
For many people, encountering a spider is usually a fearful experience. Many people will also not want spiders in their homes. It is, however, common to come across spiders either indoor or outdoor. Since spiders feed on insects, they are sometimes seen as helpful in reducing some insects. Spiders would, however, become dangerous if there are poisonous. When you come across a spider, you should be able to distinguish between a poisonous on and a harmless spider.
When you understand the various types of spiders in Mississippi, you can tell a dangerous spider and a harmless spider. Some of the most dangerous spiders include Black Widow, Wolf Spider, and Brown Recluse. Some kinds of Black Widow are dangerous because they are poisonous. Wolf Spider will be found outside the home but can get inside when it becomes cold outside. They are also venomous and will look scary since they are hairy.
Brown Recluse spider also lives inside buildings and are also poisonous. You can differentiate harmless and poisonous spiders in Mississippi through several ways. You should know the markings of various dangerous spiders to know when they crawl near you or bite you. The black widow is identified by its red underbelly. Even if the spider is not upside down, you can still notice the red abdomen.
You can identify wolf spiders because they leap like a wolf. Again, they are hairy. The brown recluse is brown and its head has a violin-shaped mark. When bitten by a venomous spider, immediate medical attention should be sought. Also, understanding the symptoms will help you recognize the spider that bit you.
If bitten by Black Widow, intense pain will be felt after one hour or so. The pain begins the point you are bitten and may go to the stomach and the back or chest. You might also develop a tight abdomen or stomach cramps. Another symptom is profuse sweating that doesn’t stop.
In the case of a wolf spider bite, the venom is not very lethal. However, redness and swelling would occur. If you start moving around after the bite, you might experience increased heart rate.
The bite of a Brown Recluse will not hurt too much. You will notice itching, swelling, and redness after about 2-6 hours. You might also notice a blister or a pimple ate the bite area. Because blood flow to the wound is affected, the site becomes very painful and bluish.
What should do to spiders are living around you? What do you do with those spider living in your home? The best thing is to control them or eliminate them so that they don’t cause harm to you or your family. Controlling or eliminating them prevents them from hurting you and your family. You can seek the help of a professional exterminator.