October 26, 2021

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That’s Probably Not a Spider Bite

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That’s Probably Not a Spider Bite

Unless you saw the spider bite you, that swollen, bite-looking lesion on your arm is probably something else, and blaming it on an innocent 8-legged critter might do more harm than good.

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Sources:
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http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74149.html
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http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcreclusespiders.htm
https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef631

brown recluse range map


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Images:
Latrodectus hesperus (F Theridiidae)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Redback_spider_(5648356782).jpg