There are about 3,000 different species of spiders in the United States. Not all of them can be found in Texas – each evolved to live in a different climate, and some make their home in the desert while others prefer the Northwest or Northeast. Of the spiders found in Texas, some are venomous.

If you are bitten by a spider, you can usually treat it at home. When spider bite symptoms are severe, like full body shock, you need to see a doctor. After receiving medical care for your spider bite, contact a Longview pest control company to treat the spider infestation in your home.

Common Spider Bite Symptoms

Most spider bites have very similar symptoms. The majority of the spider species found in the United States are not venomous. Common symptoms of non-venomous spider bites include:

  • Swelling;
  • Welts;
  • Rash;
  • Pain around the bite;
  • Nausea; and
  • Swollen lymph glands.

Below are a few descriptions of some of the specific spiders you might encounter in Texas.

Black Widow Bites

Black widows are perhaps the most well-known venomous spiders in the United States. These spiders can be found in attics, in trees, and in piles of leaves and chopped wood. Signs of a black widow bite are:

  • Numbness;
  • Increased blood pressure;
  • Muscle cramps;
  • Pain and burning at the site of the bite; and
  • Nausea and vomiting.

If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or your child, seek medical care immediately.

Tarantula Bites

Coming into contact with a tarantula puts you at risk of being bitten by the tarantula. These bites, while venomous, do not contain enough venom to seriously harm or kill a human in most cases. However, you should pursue medical attention of you recognize one or more of the following signs of a tarantula bite:

  • Puffy eyelids;
  • Difficulty breathing;
  • Rash;
  • Swelling; and
  • Lowered blood pressure.

Wolf Spider Bites

Wolf spiders look like small tarantulas. They can be found throughout the United States and can be found on the ground inside and outside. Signs of a wolf spider bite include:

  • Pain at the site of the bite;
  • Redness;
  • Swollen lymph nodes; and
  • Torn skin.

Jumping Spider Bites

As the name implies, jumping spiders are spiders that can jump high. These spiders can be found in gardens and other outdoor areas. Their bites can have the following symptoms:

  • Pain;
  • Itching;
  • Redness;
  • Headaches; and
  • Swelling.

These bites are not harmful to most humans but can be harmful to individuals who are allergic to spider venom.

Cut Down your Chance of Getting Bitten with Professional Pest Control

There is no reason to continue living with a spider infestation in your home or office. If you were bitten by a spider or you notice other signs of a spider infestation, contact a pest control company in Longview now to set up your consultation. Contact Bizzy Bee Pest Solutions today.