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Old 08-15-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I've lived in OK my entire life and have never been bit. Don't recall that I've ever even seen one.
I've seen more that I want to. And kill them when I do. Any spider with that looks like it has a fiddle on its back is a fiddle back spider to me.
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: NE, Oklahoma
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I've seen more that I want to. And kill them when I do. Any spider with that looks like it has a fiddle on its back is a fiddle back spider to me.


LOL maybe I'm just not getting close enough to see. I see spiders all the time. We have daddy long legs in our house all the time.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:32 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I grew up in Ponca City, and have lived in extreme eastern Oklahoma, western Oklahoma and all around the OKC area. Really haven't seen much difference anywhere. I've always sprayed for them.

It seems that no matter where you live, a house that is cluttered seems to have a bigger problem with them than one that is not.
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This.

There's not an area in Oklahoma that the little bast**** are not.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I've lived in OK my entire life and have never been bit. Don't recall that I've ever even seen one.
Better knock on wood, Little Lady!
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: NE, Oklahoma
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Better knock on wood, Little Lady!
Done!
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:33 PM
 
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I appreciate the feedback from everyone!
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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When I lived in SW OK, I rarely saw brown recluses, but black widows were very common. Thankfully, never saw one in the house, but they could be found in the garage and in outbuildings. They're scary looking!!
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:50 PM
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The fiddle looks perfect, like a photo of a real fiddle. Anything that almost looks like a fiddle, but not exactly, is some other kind of spider. Spiders don't bite people unless the people attack them. But they will interpret a lot of things as attacks. Such as if you brush your hand against them by mistake.

They like to hide in the dark. To keep from getting bitten, keep your hands out of dark corners unless you have a flashlight to see what you're going to touch. If a house is cluttered, the clutter is full of shadows where spiders can hide. They hate being out in the open where you can see them, and will try to hide.

You can also identify them by their eyes, if you can see that small. They have 3 pairs of eyes, that are arranged sort of like a person's face. Two of the pairs are where the person's eyes would be. The 3rd pair is where the person's mouth would be. Each pair is so close together that it's hard to see it as a pair, but it looks more like one eye.

If you get bitten, go straight to the ER, in a hurry.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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From what I understand, one of the problems with a brown recluse bite is that most people don't know they've been bitten until they start seeing the symptoms of the red circle with the black dot in the middle.

Furthermore, I understand that for the most part, brown recluse bites do not result in huge gaping wounds (although they obviously can)

And finally, I've been told that many flesh wounds are blamed on the brown recluse when in fact it may have been caused by something else.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:25 PM
 
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That's good to know. I read that physicians state the most common time to receive a brown recluse bite is the early hours of the morning. Yeah, they crawl into your bed. 😨
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