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  • Spiders are all around us.

  • There are over thirty-five thousand different species and one study of homes in South Carolina

  • found spiders present in one hundred percent of them!

  • Most spiders do not pose a threat to humans, and are actually quite helpful in keeping

  • populations of other bugs in check.

  • However, there are some species whose bites and venom can be extremely dangerous.

  • There is a common misconception that the Daddy Long Legs is the most venomous spider but

  • that their fangs can't pierce human skin.

  • In truth, Daddy Long Legs do occasionally bite people, however, their venom will produce

  • a mild irritation at worst.

  • According to scientists, the most venomous spider on the planet today is actually the

  • Brazilian Wandering Spider, which got its name because it roams the forest floor looking

  • for prey.

  • A single bite from one of these spiders and you will instantly feel pain.

  • Immediate symptoms include inflammation of the skin with severe burning and redness,

  • goose bumps, and sweating.

  • Their venom is strong enough to quickly kill bugs, birds, small rodents, and even young

  • children!

  • But in adults, the venom generally takes longer to work.

  • As it courses through the bloodstream further symptoms like blurred vision, nausea, erratic

  • heartbeats, chills, and uncontrollable shaking can occur.

  • There have even been instances of a strange side-effect in men where it can make your

  • you-know-what painfully swell and cause permanent damage!

  • While the symptoms are very unpleasant, actual deaths from Brazilian Wandering Spider bites

  • are rare.

  • Out of the more than 7,000 bites that have been reported, there are only ten deaths that

  • have been attributed to the Brazilian Wandering Spider.

  • That said, medical treatment is still required so that an anti-venom can be administered.

  • And while Brazilian Wandering Spiders are only native to South America, there have been

  • news stories of them traveling along with banana shipments to other countries.

  • So the next time you're picking out fruit at the grocery store you may want to be extra

  • careful.

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Spiders are all around us.

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What If You Were Bitten By The Most Venomous Spider?

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    jasicko posted on 2018/09/20
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