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Spider Bite
Treatment and Prevention

 

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Spider Bite Treatment

  • Especially if the spider bite is found early, before the wound has sealed, the Extractor Pump can remove much of the spider venom, thereby lessening the pain and risk of tissue damage.
  • As the skin may have already sealed over the bite, removal of venom by applying the Extractor Pump may be difficult, but worth a try. As spider venom is an offensive poison meant to kill and digest its prey, the more venom removed the better.
  • For more information on the Extractor Pump, click here.

 

  • Seek relief from pain and itching. Our Sting Wipes contain antiseptic and pain reliever. Also consider an antihistamine to reduce the body's reaction to poison, and hydrocortisone for relief of itching.
  • Cooling the site with cold water or a little ice may be helpful. We do not recommend the use of cold compresses unless administered by a physician or other person trained in their use.
  • Do not rub or scratch the wound. Rubbing may spread the venom through more tissue, and scratching may result in secondary infection.

Seek medical attention if a bite is suspected from a Black Widow or Brown Recluse Spider. Other spiders that can deliver painful bites include wolf and jumping spiders, wandering and garden spiders and tarantulas. Tarantulas are much feared and, in the case of some South American species, deservedly so. But the bite of the tarantulas that live in North America are no more serious than bee stings.
   

Spider Bite Prevention

  • Permethrin spray can be used to kill spiders indoors and outdoors, and the residue remains effective for several weeks without endangering humans or household pets. However, do not use permethrin around fish tanks or decorative ponds as it can kill aquatic animals. We recommend Permethrin Spray indoors for attics and crawl spaces, cracks and crevices in molding, window and door trim and undersides of tables, chairs and shelves. Outdoors, spray window screens and sills, door screens and trim.
  • Indoors, collect and destroy spider webs, egg sacs and spiders with a strong suction vacuum cleaner and attachments to reach the necessary places. Use a dust mop, stiff broom and dustpan when needed to help discourage establishment. Move and dust often behind and under furniture, stored materials, wall hangings and corners of ceilings.
  • Eliminate other household pests; prey insects such as flies, ants and cockroaches, which attract spiders.
  • Control excess moisture and humidity, keeping basements, crawl spaces, porches, etc., as dry as possible.
  • Clean up woodpiles, trash, rocks, and other debris outdoors, especially around the house foundation where spiders live.
  • Use a hose with high-pressure water on the outside of the house, to knock down and destroy webs, egg sacs and spiders.
  • Use yellow or sodium vapor light bulbs at outside entrances to reduce night-flying prey insects which may attract spiders.

  • When camping out, use Permethrin spray to treat tents and gear, and the outside of sleeping bags to kill spiders before they can bite you while you're asleep. Mosquito nets also serve to protect you from night biting spiders, and can be treated with our Military Style Permethrin Soak.
 

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