16th October 2019


How do you identify a brown recluse spider?

Part 1 Learning to Identify Specific Features
  1. Look at the color. A brown recluse has a dirt or sandy brown body with a slightly darker marking at its center; they can also be dark brown and even slightly yellow.
  2. Examine the violin shape on the spider's body.
  3. Count the eyes.
  4. Look for fine hairs.
  5. Check the body width.

Consequently, what are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite?

Symptoms of a Brown Recluse Bite
  • Pain or redness at the site of the bite.
  • A deep sore (ulcer) that forms where you were bitten, with the skin at the center turning purple.
  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Nausea.
  • Joint pain.
  • Feeling weak.
  • Seizures or coma (very rare)

How long does it take for a brown recluse spider bite to show up?

Reddened skin that may be followed by a blister that forms at the bite site. Mild to intense pain and itching for 2 to 8 hours following the bite. An open sore ( ulcer ) with a breakdown of tissue (necrosis) that develops a week or more following the bite. This may take months to heal.
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