Dealing With Spiders in the Summer

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 09:43

As temperatures go up, the crawlers come out.
"When it gets hot and dry, July, August, seems to be spider season for us," said pest control expert Justin Summers.
Spider bites can be painless when they occur, and some harmful bites won't show symptoms for a while.
Pest control experts have one important tip for people who believe they may have been bitten.
"It's best if you do have a type of bite, you feel like you just got bit by a spider, you may try to see if that spiders right there, to capture it so you know what type of spider bite you have," said Summers.
Arachnology professors with Indiana State University say identifying some spiders may be difficult, even if you do capture it.
"To identify a brown recluse, they have three pairs of eyes as most spiders have eight, but to see this you will need a magnifying glass or a microscope," said Indiana State University professor Jagger Foster.
The size of the spider isn't a giveaway to the danger they present.
Kiara Boulton, a Tennessee woman, now has one leg after her other one was amputated due to a spider bite.
"I don't want to be on pain meds for the rest of my life. I'm now on dialysis because of a spider bite," said Boulton.
So if your spidey senses are tingling, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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