Ahh - spiders! Great advice though, especially the identification section.Your post reminded me of something I learned long ago and forgot until now - not spider related, but "bug" related. When I was little I got a wasp sting in the palm of my hand. I was at my friend's grandparents' house, and her grandpa put mud on the affected area. The cool mud eased the pain and drew out the stinger.
Oooh, yes, that sounds like it would be soothing! I must remember that! :)
Great post! I also like the section on the different types of spiders to look out for. Homeopathy can be a great tool for helping with bites of any kind but the remedy depends on symptoms. E.g Ledum is a good one for 'puncture' wounds and Apis is good when the area affected swells up and becomes red and puffy xx
Im a newbie at homeopathy, but have had success with it in the past, and so I should keep a few remedies on hand for just in case... thanks for the recommendations :)
Wow, fascinating stuff! I'd never heard Black Widows called Button Spiders. I have only occasionally heard the Brown Recluse called the Violin Spider. They are the only 2 spiders you really have to worry about in our country. Our state did not have a solid freeze last Winter. Because of that this past Summer we had WAY more of both types of spiders and many were much larger than usual, too.We're really hoping for a good freeze for at least a week this Winter to thin these suckers down! My little brother lived in the country last Summer and put sticky bug traps around the 4 legs of his bed at night and caught 2-4 Brown Recluses PER LEG. in ONE NIGHT. Scary stuff!
O.O The story about your brother and the bug traps sent shivers down my spine! Thankfully, the only spiders we need to worry about, and that we are likely to come into contact with, are web builders, and therefore pretty reclusive... SO thankful for that! ;)I'm holding thumbs for a good freeze for you guys this winter!
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