Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Black Widow Spider

Black  Widow Spider

Black widow spider Head lines

Family : Theridiidae
Class : Arachnida
Kingdom : Animalia
Scientific name : Latrodectus
Lives : Southern black widow: 1 – 3 years

 About Black widow spider 

The black widow spider is normally a medium-sized spider  and nearly a half inch long. There are two species are common to the United States:

The southern black widow. This spider has a shiny, black, globe-shaped abdomen. You’ll know it by the red hourglass mark on the underside.
The northern black widow. You’ll notice a row of red spots down the middle of the upper surface of its abdomen. It also has two crosswise bars on the underside. Just to make things interesting, the markings can also be yellow or white. The spider either be brown or have red legs.
These spiders are active at night. They prefer dark corners or crevices, like garages. Only the females bite humans, and only when they’re disturbed.


The black widow spider delivers a protein venom (poison) that influences your nervous system. Some people are slightly affected by it, but others may have a severe response. Right away, you may feel severe pain, burning, swelling, and redness at the site. You may even see two fang marks. lets see this image,

Now the symptoms are :

1. Muscles that begin to hurt and become stiff, usually within 8 hours
2. Nausea or vomiting
3. Difficulty breathing
4. Severe abdominal pain or cramping
4. Excessive sweating
5. Rash and itching
6. Swollen eyelids
7. Weakness or tremors. You may not be able to move your legs.

A significant number of the manifestations of a black widow bite can resemble those of different conditions. But if you think you’ve been bitten by this spider, make an appointment to see your doctor.

Point to be noted : If you have a doubt in mind that your child was bitten by a black widow, get to the emergency room immediately. These bites can be lethal in little child.

In the meantime, try these tips to ease your symptoms and prevent further infection:

1. Wash the area with soap and water.
2. Apply a cold washcloth or ice pack wrapped in cloth to the area.
3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like Tylenol.
4. If the bite is on your arm or leg, elevate it to prevent swelling.
5. Apply an antibiotic cream or lotion to the bite.

On the off chance that conceivable, kill and catch the insect and if you can then place it in a plastic sack or container and take it to your doctor physical checkup.  This way,  he’ll know for sure that it was a black widow that bit you.


black widow insects live in cool, dull spots like sheds and carports. They normally bite when they’re startled or surprised. To reduce your risk of being bitten, keep storage areas clean. And outside, try to avoid woodpiles, fallen tree branches, and other places they may hide.

If humans are bitten by Black widow spider, then what happens ?
    > If in case, black widow spider bites anyone (person), don't be panic. Nobody in the United States has passed on from a black widow spider bite in more than ten years. All the time the black widow won't infuse any venom into the bite and no genuine indications create. Wash the injury well with cleanser and water to help prevent from any infection.

Hope this will help you to know about Black Widow Spider.

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