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Old 04-04-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Bit four times by recluse. The last time it ws on my belly. The bite area was the size of a quarter and black for nine months. The bite becomes very painful. The spiders very small, and fast. I nver felt one crawl on me, nor did I see it, or feel the bite. They are not to mess with. I inagine if you are allergic to spider venum it will kill. I've been told it can kill, but I never met anyone who had kin that was killed by the little biters. but I have seen arms and legs where tissue mass was missing because the victim did not seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Professional spray works best.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Branson, Mo
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Another thing we see frequently in the ER is patients who THINK they have a spider bite, and it turns out to be a fairly common staph infection. Both can cause localized tissue damage and/or systemic problems if left untreated. My husband actually rolled over on a spider in a rental house (we found it squashed in the bed) and was bitten on the back of the arm. Two days later it was black in the middle and he was feeling feverish and nauseated. Antibiotics took care of it and he barely has a tiny scar you would never notice. Untreated, it can cause lots of tissue loss. Don't mess around with any infection-MRSA is too widespread. See a doctor!
Well we don't mess around my wife is a diabetic and can't take any chances on any type of wound or infection. Anything that doesn't look like the norm or isn't responding to home treatments with either of us we get to the doctor. I didn't survive the gulf just to be a casualty of a spider...LOL!!

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Old 04-05-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Branson Area
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Default spiders and snakes...

Interesting discussions here. I've lived here two years and I've seen all three.
Copper head in the driveway under the car.
Numerous black widows in gutters and other dark places (my bug man wants to point them out to me much to my educational reluctance).
A couple of brown recluse in the boulder retaining wall (one bit the dog in the posterior).

But it's the Orbit Spiders, who are not harmful in any way that creep me out...last year after all of the rain they were everywhere!

BTW: They now have a vaccine for venemous snake bites for dogs...my Lucy just got her first vaccine (two required). I figured if a spider gets her so might a snake...she sticks her nose everywhere.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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Seen one recluse, I think. I didn't get a good look at it before I smashed it.
That's the ticket!
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Peoples Republic of Cali
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Bit four times by recluse. .
I got bit 12 times just yesterday, never did see him either, but boy, ya know when your bit, Tap, Tap then ya swing real hard and nice smallmouth bass tries to tear your arm off... I've found that after being bit several times a day a cold Budweiser will usually heal your arm pain...
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If the tornadoes don't get you, the brown recluses will. If neither of those get you, the deadly copper-headed water rattler will. Be very afraid of Missouri.

And I've got some ocean front property for sale in Arizona.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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I got bit 12 times just yesterday, never did see him either, but boy, ya know when your bit, Tap, Tap then ya swing real hard and nice smallmouth bass tries to tear your arm off... I've found that after being bit several times a day a cold Budweiser will usually heal your arm pain...
Bugwiper barley flavoured water may work, but moonshine works more faster, betterer.


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If the tornadoes don't get you, the brown recluses will. If neither of those get you, the deadly copper-headed water rattler will. Be very afraid of Missouri.
Well now, lets not forget also the ice storms, the high summer-time humidity, the earthquakes, the house-swallowing sinkholes, and the leprosy-carrying migrant armadillos that are starting to overrun our state too from the south.


Back on this orb track, following some more good info:
The Official Brown Recluse Spider
Common Spiders In and Around Homes
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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And I've got some ocean front property for sale in Arizona.
LOL! You are hilarious. You know, you may have the finest-honed sense of humor of anyone on the Missouri Forum.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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LOL! You are hilarious. You know, you may have the finest-honed sense of humor of anyone on the Missouri Forum.
I kinda thought you had that honor all sewed up, OB. Surely we're not s'posed to take everything you post seriously, are we?
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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I wondered the same thing when we moved here as I'd never heard of them before. People who say they don't have them or have never seen one, just aren't up at 4 am in their attic or corner of the closet when they're out and about We're on a regular pest control schedule and I still catch one on a sticky trap behind the couch or fridge every few months. The best way to get rid of them is to get rid of all other bugs--that's what they eat. If you eliminate other types of bugs in your house, then you'll seriously cut down on their numbers. And for the record, we've been here for 4 years and no one's been bit yet (knock on wood!)
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