I'm guessing recluse, but not 100% confident.
This is s recluse. Texas has 2 known species of recluses, Texas recluse and the brown recluse.
So kill on site, or does it kill scorpions? I have some of those effers, too. I’ve been stung multiple times by them, and whatever species it is doesn’t really do any damage. So maybe the recluse should go.
I dont kill spiders, I love them to much. That is your decision. Spiders mainly bite inn self defense like if their skin is getting pressed hard in a way it hurts them then they will bite. My cousin was bit by 1 so ik what people go thru and you dont want that.
The brown recluse venom is extremely poisonous, even more potent than that of a rattlesnake. Yet recluse venom causes less disease than a rattle snake bite because of the small quantities injected into its victims. The venom of the brown recluse is toxic to cells and tissues. Victims may experience these symptoms, severe pain at bite site after about four hours, severe itching, vomiting, fever, and myalgias (muscle pain).
necrosis (death) of skin and subcutaneous fat (less common), and
severe destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders (rare).
You had me at ‘necrosis’
I’ll at least relocate it outside next time I spot it.
Thats fine but dont press to hard on the skin
Apply ice to decrease pain and swelling. Elevate area if possible above the level of the heart. Wash the area thoroughly with cool water and mild soap. Avoid any strenuous activity because this can spread the spider’s venom in the skin. Use acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain relief. Do not perform any of the following techniques: Do not apply any heat to the area. This will accelerate tissue destruction. Do not apply any steroid creams to the area such as hydrocortisone cream. Do not attempt to remove the spider venom with suction devices or cut out the affected tissue. Do not… Read more »
Facts on Brown Recluse Spider Bite Readers Comments 56 Share Your Story Picture of Brown Recluse Spider Picture of Brown Recluse Spider Most spiders are absolutely harmless to humans. In fact, of the over 20,000 different species of spiders that inhabit the Americas, only 60 are capable of biting humans. Within that small group, only four are known to be dangerous to humans: the brown recluse, the black widow, the hobo or aggressive house spider, and the yellow sac spider. Within this select group, only the brown recluse and the black widow spider have ever been associated with significant disease… Read more »