Is Hobo Spider Bite Poisonous?

Q:
Is hobo spider bite poisonous?

A:
Although hobo spiders are also known as the aggressive house spiders, they are not aggressive at all. They will not bite people unless they are defending their egg-sacs.

Hobo spider bites are less poisonous because their venoms contain less poison and are not enough to kill a rabbit. But serious hobo spider bites can cause necrotizing lesions, too.

Some first aid measures for hobo spider bites:

  • Gently wash the bite area with mild soap and water.
  • Elevate the bite area if it is in the arm or leg to minimize the swelling.
  • Put a cool cloth or ice on the bite area to prevent the spread of the venom.
  • Apply antibiotic cream to the bite area to reduce pain.
  • Use acetaminophen to reduce pain and swelling.

If your situation is serious, you need contact your doctor immediately.

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