Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Watch out for deadly spiders!

Summer is one of the peak months for deadly spider bites. 18% of all 32 U.S. deaths, tabulated by the CDC 2002 through 2004 from venomous spider bites, occurred in the month of July. The spiders to look out for are the hobo, brown recluse and black widow. Information on what they look like can be found on the NIOSH website HERE. I've found two black widow spiders at my house. One was living under the roof and the other was hiding in the rose garden. Not only are they nasty for eating their lovers after mating, they make the ugliest spider webs I've ever seen. Worst of all, their venom is 15 times stronger than a rattlesnakes. More information on these unpleasant creatures can be found on the National Geographic website HERE.

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