Another widely feared spider throughout the state of Oklahoma is the Black Widow. They are found nationwide, however they prefer the warmer part of the country, such as Oklahoma.
Last year the Oklahoma Poison Control Center warned people to watch out for the creepy crawlers as the number of people who were bitten had almost doubled from the previous year.
The increase could be partially linked to the extraordinary dry, hot summer Oklahoma had in 2011. According to some meteorologists, it looks like we may be on track for the same this year.
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One female Widow can produce several egg sacks.
Each egg sack can house over 200 POISONOUS SPIDERLINGS!
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So be on the look out, Black Widows love the heat! Take careful precautions when working outdoors. Black widow spiders like to hide out around wood piles and can be encountered when homeowners carry firewood into the house. They are also found under eaves, in boxes, underneath unused construction materials, inside toys, firewood boxes, meter boxes and other unbothered places.
The female Black Widow's venom is especially poisonous to humans. Despite its reputation, this spider will attempt to escape rather than bite unless it becomes threatened or it is guarding an egg mass. The male black widow will not bite.
THE BLACK WIDOW SPIDER
The female earns her name because sometimes after mating, she will eat the male, thus giving her the name "widow".
If bitten by a Black Widow Spider, the poisonous venom may cause immediate pain at the bite site. It will usually intensify dramatically by the third hour. Some people experience abdominal pain, muscle cramps in the stomach, shoulders and back. Headache, rash, itching, sweating, swelling eyelids, tearing of the eyes, tremors, weakness and paralysis, especially in the legs. Dizziness, chest pain, respiratory difficulties may begin along with high blood pressure.
Young children and elderly folks are often more symptomatic and should be treated immediately.
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