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Brown Recluse Spider

The Brown Recluse Spider, aka, fiddleback spider is the most
dangerous spider that we have here in the U.S.

Anytime cleanup is going on, be careful where you put your hands. Gloves provide some protection.
Spiders like dark spaces like woodpiles and in the attic. Also cool areas in the cellar.

It takes a little time before the bite is felt. At first the person may feel nausea.
The person may not know they have been bitten until the onset of extreme pain and swelling in the bite area.

This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider.
The following photos illustrate the progression of a Brown Recluse Spider bite.
The affected skin actually dies on his body.
Day 3

  Some of the pictures towards the end are pretty nasty, but take a look at the last one -- it is a picture of the spider itself.

Day 5
Day 6

The venom from the bite spreads into the tissue.
Notice the background. He is in the hospital.
A person can die from it's bite.
We all should know what the spider looks like.
Day 9

Day 10

Send this around to people you love.
People will be doing yard work, spring cleaning, getting out summer clothes and digging in their fabric stashes that may not have been disturbed for awhile.

The Dangerous Brown Recluse Spider

Please be careful.
Spider bites are dangerous and can have permanent and serious consequences.

They like undisturbed, dark areas and tend to live in storage sheds, attics, or closets in clothing or fabric stacks that might not be frequented by people or light.
I have found large fiddleback spiders in my bathtub and kitchen sink.
They make round ball egg nests under recessed furniture.
If you have a need to be in your attic, go up there and turn on a light and leave it on for about 30 minutes before you go in to work.

Use a flashlight to look before you put your hands into a dark area.
Wear cloth garden or household gloves.