Why Bad Spider Bites.com?
I run this site on my spare time and it is an educational site dedicated to helping people identify spiders, their bites and share experiences with one another.
My helper makes sure that I know about any spider in the house and that it’s promptly removed from the premises! If there is a spider lurking, she’ll spot it
I am not a spider expert and do my best to chime in when I can, but I rely on visitors to help answer questions. This site is not intended to provide medical advice of any type. If you post a question, a response may or may not appear; if you are not sure if you should seek medical attention, do not rely on a response from our site to help you make that decision. I always error on the site of seeking my doctor or visiting the ready care, etc. Feel free to read our disclaimer.
You will find a ton of pictures and their descriptions, such as pictures of bites, damage to the body, spiders, their webs and spider like insects. Although the site has a focus on spiders, any insect can be discussed, such as the deer tick or bed bug that may leave a bite much like a spider.
I live in an area that has enough spiders hanging around to scare most visitors and in fact, going into my garage you will see spiders hanging all over the place just outside the door. It is almost guaranteed that a spider will drop down in front of you as you open the door (as you disturbed its web).
My helper has drawn a picture so that you can see exactly what lurks above the door.
Fortunately, as with most, these spiders are not harmful; however, some spiders can do an incredible amount of damage and that is where Bad Spider Bites comes into play.
I invite you to comment on anything you find. If you have been bitten, simply leave a comment about your bite, then send me a picture if you have one.
You can send your pictures to:
I will make sure the pictures are included in your post.
If you recognize a bite or can offer help to others, please do so! Many of those bitten are very concerned and would love to hear about your experience or suggestions.
I am not a spider expert and I may not be able to identify the type of spider that bit you, but I will do my best to post your comments and pictures so that experts and people with similar experiences can chime in and help.
Welcome to BadSpiderBites.com and I hope you enjoy the site!