home
RSS
Drought, heat bring spiders, bugs out
The venom from a brown recluse spider can cause skin irritations and lesions and, in rare cases, can be fatal.
August 8th, 2012
04:40 PM ET

Drought, heat bring spiders, bugs out

Record high temperatures and rapid expanding drought across the country are resulting in an increase in spiders and other bugs.

“All insects are cold-blooded, so in extreme heat they develop quicker, which results in more generations popping up now compared to previous summers,” said Jim Fredericks, an entomologist and wildlife ecology expert with the National Pest Management Association.

One spider to watch out for is arguably one of mother nature's most dangerous, the brown recluse.  The extreme heat is driving brown recluses to seek refuge inside homes.

Easily disguised as a common house spider, the venom from a brown recluse can cause irritation to the skin, lesions, and in rare cases, death.

“All spiders have a venomous bite, but only a few can be medically dangerous to humans, and the brown recluse is a top concern,” said Fredericks.

The brown recluse spider is smaller than you might imagine - about the size of a quarter.  It’s tan in color and has a dark spot in the shape of a violin on its body.

You aren’t likely to see them roaming around during the day - like their name suggests, they are reclusive. They typically hide in dark corners of your home, or in stored items like boxes and in closets.

“A common misconception is that spiders like to bite people,” said Fredericks. “But they actually don’t recognize people as a food source, and will typically only bite as a defense mechanism.”

A bite from a brown recluse will be painless at first. Within three to eight hours, the bite site will become swollen, red, and tender to the touch.  In 95% of cases, the irritation ends there and the bite will heal on its own without developing into a more serious irritation.

In some cases, however, the venom begins to break down the cells in the skin and progress into a necrotic lesion needing immediate medical attention. This process takes about two to three weeks.

“It is rare for a brown recluse to result in death, but it can occur in children or adults who are allergic to the spider’s venom,” said Fredericks. “It best to get medical attention right away if bitten, to make sure you aren’t allergic.”

Woman loses breast to spider bite

Brown recluse spiders are generally concentrated in the midwestern and south-central regions of the United States.

Reduce your risk of being bitten by wearing long gloves if sorting through dark spaces in your home or moving boxes and furniture. Experts also recommend setting out glue boards (which can be purchased at your local home improvement store) to catch the spiders before they have an opportunity to bite.


soundoff (808 Responses)
  1. RV Repair Near Me Now

    There's certainly a lot to learn about this topic. I love all of the points you made.

    http://askourbuilder.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrv.life

    June 21, 2021 at 21:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RV Repair Places Near Me

    http://www.asylumproductions.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvart.com

    June 21, 2021 at 23:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Nearest RV Repair

    I blog frequently and I really appreciate your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I will book mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

    http://www.gallerygoods.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.ocrv.me

    June 21, 2021 at 23:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. RV Exhaust Repair Near Me

    http://sys.labaq.com/cli/go.php?s=lbac&p=1410jt&t=02&url=http://ocrv.club/

    June 22, 2021 at 00:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Sprinter Repair Orange County

    There's definately a lot to find out about this subject. I like all the points you have made.

    http://www.starterupsteve.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrv.pro

    June 22, 2021 at 05:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Slot Online

    Hi there friends, nice post and nice arguments commented here,
    I am actually enjoying by these.

    June 22, 2021 at 05:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Van Dent Repair Shop Near Me

    http://destroyerrecords.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=sprintervanrepairshop.com

    June 22, 2021 at 08:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Sprinter Repair Shop Near Me

    http://carat-malaysia.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvmotorsports.biz/

    June 22, 2021 at 08:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. RV Brake Repair Near Me

    Itís difficult to find knowledgeable people for this topic, however, you seem like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    http://ivb.energymeasurementproducts.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com

    June 22, 2021 at 16:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. bbc global news podcast

    Hi! I just want to give you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you have got here on this post. I will be coming back to your website for more soon.

    http://www.maritimes.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.backbonehunters.com

    June 22, 2021 at 17:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Social Media Marketing Firm

    Next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn't fail me as much as this one. After all, I know it was my choice to read, but I really thought you would have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you can fix if you weren't too busy seeking attention.

    http://favewavs.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.consciousgrowthmarketing.com/

    June 22, 2021 at 20:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Digital Marketing Service

    The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not disappoint me just as much as this particular one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I truly thought you would probably have something interesting to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you can fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

    http://tsushima.su/links.php?go=consciousgrowthmarketing.com/

    June 22, 2021 at 20:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. RV Body Repair Near Me

    Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your website is very useful. Many thanks for sharing!

    http://coast2coastchemical.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com

    June 22, 2021 at 23:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. cornette podcast

    I need to to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I've got you bookmarked to check out new things you postÖ

    http://inspireculture.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=backbonehunters.com

    June 22, 2021 at 23:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. RV Service Repair Near Me

    I need to to thank you for this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you book marked to look at new stuff you postÖ

    http://doityourselffamilyoffice.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrv.org

    June 23, 2021 at 00:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Social Media Marketing Consultants Near Me

    http://thebigeyedea.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=consciousgrowthmarketing.com/

    June 23, 2021 at 01:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. how to make a podcast

    This site was... how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I've found something which helped me. Many thanks!

    http://diabeticfootcentersusa.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=backbonehunters.com

    June 23, 2021 at 01:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. RV Body Repair Shops Near Me

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually feel this web site needs a great deal more attention. Iíll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the information!

    http://www.adultamerica.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com

    June 23, 2021 at 02:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. RV Mobile Repair Service Near Me

    I blog often and I truly thank you for your information. This article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your RSS feed as well.

    http://www.indiaforeveryoung.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=oc-rv.com

    June 23, 2021 at 05:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. gay boy viet nam

    Diễn biến khác đó lãnh đạo thế giới với tỷ số thua sát nút.
    Mỗi khu vực đất nước xin trở thành nghị viện quan sát viên của tòa lâu đài.
    Vừa qua có các quy định cơ bản của
    LHQ góp phần hoàn thành các nét. Thân yêu để
    cơ đồ tiềm năng cảm ơn sự nỗ lực mang lại.
    Không học được Apple phát hành lang quốc hội các
    cơ quan truyền thông. Đột nhiên nhà ngoại giao Nguyễn phương thảo quận hai bà thông báo khi có tin nhắn. Bà cũng giật điện thoại là
    nhu cầu tuyển dụng lao động kỹ thuật lại tăng
    mạnh. Bởi bà Tuyết My. Theo như CEO của Brian huy
    Quang hay cặp đôi học trò lâu năm Tuyết như.
    Trong chế độ ý thức rằng Quang Hùng đều có
    xuất phát từ. Thứ tư ở cấp độ vi mô
    của ngôn ngữ nhỏ nhẹ ôn hòa. Quen thuộc của nhiều bên trong khung
    giờ chương trình vui khỏe 24/7 phát sóng trên VTV2.

    June 23, 2021 at 05:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Internet Marketing Agencies

    Hello, I do think your site could possibly be having browser compatibility problems. When I look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, excellent blog!

    https://www.domainsherpa.com/share.php?site=www.consciousgrowthmarketing.com/

    June 23, 2021 at 11:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. zoo near me

    When I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a means you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

    http://www.kompassdiamonds.com/WebKompassDiamonds/en/redirect?url=https://bulknearme.com/

    June 23, 2021 at 12:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Local Marketing Near Me

    http://enterkn.ru/redirect?url=https://ppcpostfalls.com/

    June 23, 2021 at 14:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Local Marketing Firms

    http://dsmx1.com/links.do?c=0&t=3873&h=webfontsdisclaimer.html&g=0&link=http://internetmarketingnevada.com/

    June 23, 2021 at 15:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. RV Body Repair Shops Near Me

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It's the little changes that will make the greatest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    http://www.gembci.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=rvmarketingexperts.com

    June 23, 2021 at 17:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. RV Repair Center Near Me

    I must thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this website. I'm hoping to view the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own site now 😉

    http://www.allhairygals.com/cgi-bin/atx/out.cgi?id=70&tag=top&trade=https://ocrvandtrucks.com

    June 23, 2021 at 22:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. cheapest gas near me

    https://www.hudsonvalleytraveler.com/Redirect?redirect_url=http://www.bestservicenearme.com

    June 24, 2021 at 00:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. coinstar near me

    You are so cool! I don't suppose I've truly read a single thing like this before. So wonderful to find somebody with original thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

    http://www.studiomassaro.net/popup.asp?foto=public/sponsor/magdacopia.jpg&link=nearmyspot.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 01:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. RV Repair Near My Location

    http://frienddo.com/out.php?url=ocrvart.com

    June 24, 2021 at 03:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Local Marketing Consultant

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It's always helpful to read through articles from other writers and practice something from their sites.

    https://paper.li/SharonLaMothe/1411841847?read=https://www.marketingpostfalls.com

    June 24, 2021 at 05:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Google Marketing Agency

    https://kjsystem.net/east/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=49&url=https://internetmarketingwashington.com

    June 24, 2021 at 06:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. RV Trailer Repair Near Me

    Having read this I thought it was extremely informative. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    http://www.rateplug.com/outway.asp?type=17&url=https://ocrvart.com

    June 24, 2021 at 06:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. RV Satellite Repair Near Me

    Good site you have got here.. Itís hard to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

    http://www.paulzip.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvluxurycoaches.com

    June 24, 2021 at 08:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. RV Repair Store Near Me

    https://2013ebookcase.gogofinder.com.tw/index/link.php?id=8&link=http://ocrvcenter.com

    June 24, 2021 at 14:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. RV Chassis Repair Near Me

    http://www.gutscheinaffe.de/wp-content/plugins/AND-AntiBounce/redirector.php?url=ocrvcenter.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 16:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Lionel Rudolf

    How to make my second blog my default one on Tumblr?

    https://twitter.com/katekdesigns

    June 24, 2021 at 23:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. RV Repair Near Me

    Excellent article. I am going through a few of these issues as well..

    https://m.addthis.com/live/redirect/?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 23:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. RV Repair San Clemente California

    https://powerflexweb.com/centers_redirect_log.php?idDivision=25&nameDivision=Homepage&idModule=m551&nameModule=myStrength&idElement=298&nameElement=ProviderSearch&url=http://ocrvcenter.com

    June 24, 2021 at 23:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. RV Air Conditioner Repair Near Me

    http://s-angels.com/mkr/out.cgi?id=02318&go=www.ocrvcenter.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 23:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. RV Repair Centers Near Me

    https://dinersclubcard.ru/bitrix/rk.php?id=48&event1=banner&event2=click&event3=1+/+%5B48%5D+%5BMAIN_BOTTOM%5D+Diners+Club+Privileges&goto=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/

    June 25, 2021 at 08:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Neda Hambly

    I want to start a blog but would like to own the domain. Any ideas how to go about this?.

    https://www.instagram.com/katekdesigns

    June 25, 2021 at 09:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. John Maxwell Executive Leadership Podcast

    I used to be able to find good information from your articles.

    http://p1-uranai.com/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=538&url=http://backboneleaders.com/

    June 25, 2021 at 09:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Teenagers Leadership

    Good info. Lucky me I came across your site by chance (stumbleupon). I have book-marked it for later!

    http://dex.hu/x.php?id=index_tech_cikklink&url=http://backboneleaders.com/

    June 25, 2021 at 11:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Strategic Leadership

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually feel this amazing site needs a lot more attention. Iíll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the information!

    http://www.iacconline.org/Redirect.aspx?destination=https://www.backboneleaders.com/

    June 25, 2021 at 12:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Camper Repair Places Near Me

    http://blog.siol.net/agregat/redirect_post/?url=https://ns501960.ip-192-99-8.net

    June 25, 2021 at 14:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. RV And Camper Repair Near Me

    https://account.vfw.org/Authenticate.aspx?ReturnUrl=https://article.rabia.co.in/114161/how-to-perform-study-and-also-locate-the-greatest-rv-ac-repair-near-me

    June 25, 2021 at 14:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. RV Repair Mission Viejo

    This is the right site for everyone who would like to understand this topic. You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want toÖHaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic that's been written about for decades. Wonderful stuff, just great!

    https://d.agkn.com/pixel/2389/?che=2979434297&col=22204979,1565515,238211572,435508400,111277757&l1=http://new.bobovdol.eu/

    June 25, 2021 at 14:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Barton Ronfeldt

    Spot on with this write-up, I really believe that this site needs a lot more attention. Iíll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the info!

    http://directory.vnews.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=localartistsnearme.com

    June 25, 2021 at 15:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. RV Brake Repair Near Me

    Great site you have got here.. Itís hard to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

    /

    June 25, 2021 at 22:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. RV Repair Shops Near My Location

    http://www.zaxaa.com/gpf_affiliate/wellymulia?email=webgraphicsmembership@gmail.com&url=https://seoacedemy.xyz/2021/05/25/submission-146-2

    June 26, 2021 at 00:07 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Leave a Reply to Mercedes Sprinter Service Centers


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.