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Cockroaches passively transport microbes that are potentially dangerous to humans. Cockroach infestations have been shown to be linked with allergic reactions in humans such as asthma.


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Fatalities from spider bites are rare but each person's reaction to a spider bite can be different depending on amount of venom injected and the body's reaction to venom.

Fiddle Back or Brown Recluse Spider:
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The Fiddle Back or Brown Recluse spider can inflict a large amount of damage. The venom enters the skin and then the muscle often leaving a gaping hole. Skin grafts are often needed to help the healing process. The healing process can take 6 to 8 weeks. Seeking immediate medical attention can speed up the healing process and reduce scarring.

The Fiddle Back or Brown Recluse spider is normally identified by the shape of a fiddle on the head/back of the spider.

The Fiddle Back or Brown Recluse spider will try to avoid human contact but when pressured it will bite. The spider will often hide in clothing, closets, shoes, bedding. This means they are not normally out in the open visible to sight.

Since the Fiddle Back or Brown Recluse spider likes to hide, before spraying, furniture and items should be moved away from the wall. Monthly or quarterly spray cycles should be set up.

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The Black Widow

The black widow is generally considered the most venomous spider native to North America. The bite of the female injects a neurotoxic venom, which commonly gives rise to very severe symptoms. The bite itself is usually similar to a pin prick, but excruciating pain can begin within a few minutes and spreads from the point of the bite to arms, legs, chest, back, and abdomen. Within a few hours symptoms such as chills, vomiting, difficulty in respiration, profuse perspiration, delirium, partial paralysis, violent abdominal cramps, pains, and spasms may result. The pain can be so severe as to lead to frequent diagnosis as appendicitis, colic, or food poisoning. Reports indicate that mortality from black widow bites results in 1% or less of the cases, with very young or very old individuals at the greatest risk. More typically, recovery is complete in 1 to 5 days. In case of a bite the victim should consult a physician immediately. Notice the hourglass in the Black Widow picture below. This photo shows the "underside" of the female. The topside of this spider is solid black, like the male. The male black widow does not inject venom when he bites and he does not have the characteristic red hourglass.

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Don't mess with these spiders, allergic reactions to large gaping holes eating flesh around the wound (see this spider bite photo) can result in a serious condition. If you suspect spiders call the exterminator - Paul Brown Pest Control

Reference, Oklahoma State University PDF file, by:
Richard Grantham, Entomologist
Russell Wright, Professor of Entomology

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