Y39-Spiders -2 - Spiders Spiders Which are Dangerous? Which...

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Unformatted text preview: Spiders 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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