In the defense of spiders, they are not harmful. They do bite but for sheer self-defense and hunting their prey. If you are bit by a spider, you won’t face any kind of health hazard. The spiders enter your house in search of prey and settle down after seeing the lavishness and comfort of your home. That being said, they might not be harmful, but once they enter and start multiplying, your house will be filled with cobwebs. Any kind of insect repellent might not work for the spiders, and for handling the situation, it is best advised that you call a professional like the San Antonio pest services.

However, to satisfy your curious mind, here are some of the few spiders that can harm you and the pests you have:

Black Widow

They are ranked the most venomous spiders in the world, and their bite can have fatal conclusions. Their bite is extremely painful and is followed by symptoms like:

  • Headache
  • Painful cramps
  • Drooling
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Vomiting
  • Heavy sweating

After an hour of the bite, you will start feeling uneasiness and pain; most bite cases lack an immediate reaction. If a black widow bites you, call for immediate medical help and wash the bitten area with soap and water.

Brown Recluse

You might be unlucky enough to encounter them in your attics, basement, cellars, or sheds. They are quite harmful to human beings and animals, but they are unlikely to attack. They will only bite you if you come in contact with them. The bite will be painful and excruciating, and the spot will be scarred. The result after the bite is that you will get a blister or an ulcer in the bitten area, and it will take time to heal. Some cases have witnessed necrotic wounds, that is, the cells in the bitten place stop regenerating, and this needs immediate medical attention.

Yellow-sac Spider

These spiders live inside your homes, and they usually bite at night when they are out for prey. A person with a good immune system and strong and healthy physic may not be effect by their bites. But if someone with pre-existing health issues is bitten, it is better to consult a doctor. 

Hobo Spider

These are the ones who hide in clothes, beds, shoes, and wardrobes. They rarely bite. If in case one gets bitten, it can cause tiny red bumps. In most cases, medical assistance in not required.