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Spiders Which are Dangerous?
Which are Dangerous? Black Widow Brown Recluse Black Widow
Black Widow Located Throughout United States Most Venomous Spider in North America. Identifiable by Red Hourglass Shape on Belly. Black Widow
Black Widow Males and Juveniles are Harmless Females Pose the Danger Bites Rarely Deadly to Adults Black Widow
Black Widow When Bit Don’t Panic! No One in U.S. Has died from a Black Widow Bite in 10 years. Often no venom is injected. Clean wound with soap and water. If symptoms develop take victim to hospital. Or call Poison Control: 18002221222 Black Widow Bite Symptoms
Black Widow Bite Symptoms No pain is felt at first spider bite gives the appearance of a target with a pale area surrounded by a red ring. Severe muscle pain and cramps may develop in the first two hours Nausea/Fever Brown Recluse
Brown Recluse Located in Lower Portion of Central United States Identifiable by Fiddle Shape on Back Another Common name is Fiddleback Spider Brown Recluse
Brown Recluse When Bit Don’t Panic! Seek Immediate Medical Attention Clean Bite With Soap and Water Apply Ice to Bite Elevate and Immobilize the Bite Area Kill and Take Spider to Physician Brown Recluse Bite Symptoms
Brown Recluse Bite Symptoms Nausea, Fever, Joint Pain Pain Takes 68 Hours To Set In Postule Forms after 12 Hours Surrounding Tissue Darkens Wound Slow to Heal Venom Breaks Down Tissue If Left Untreated Amputation may be necessary Spider Habitat
Spider Habitat Seldom Used Areas
Small Dark Locations Under Trash Cans and Stones Attics Shoes Left out overnight Closets Seldom Disturbed Material Piles Safe Work Practices
Safe Work Practices When Working Where Spiders Might Be Present:
Wear Gloves Pay Attention to What You Are Doing Remove Materials Where They Might Hide Check Shoes If Left outside overnight Safe Work Practices
Safe Work Practices subpart H 1926.250 (c) housekeeping: Storage areas shall be kept free from accumulation of materials that constitute hazards from tripping, fire, explosion, or pest harborage Summary
Summary Hourglass / Fiddleback are Dangerous
Keep Site Clean and Spray Pesticide To Reduce The Danger
Use Safe Work Practices ...
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- Spring '08