Parasteatoda tepidariorum
(Common House Spider)

Picture ID 8859

Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Male

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I stepped on this little guy in my kitchen. I immediately felt pain and toe swelling. I am in Nashville, TN. My husband had been outside building a fire in the wood stove (outside on the back porch) off the kitchen today.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a male Common House Spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/960840

ItsyBitsy

I don’t know what would be typical, everyone’s immune system is different. Of course if you have any symptoms that cause concern see a doctor.

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