Texas’s Venomous Spiders


Let’s uncover the truth behind Texas’s most feared spiders!


Texas is home to a diverse population of spiders, including the American house spider, wolf spider, brown recluse spider, black widow spider, jumping spider, and many more

The Black Widow

Identifiable by their shiny black bodies with a red hourglass shape on their abdomen

The Black Widow

Its venom is 15 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake, causing severe pain at the site of the bite. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fever, and difficulty breathing

The Brown Recluse

Have a violin-shaped marking on their back and long legs that make them look like they are dancing when they move

The Brown Recluse

Its venom is necrotic and can cause tissue death around the bite area

The Brown Recluse Spider

Symptoms may include fever, chills, nausea, and severe pain at the bite site, which can last for several days or weeks

Yellow sac spiders milder venoms but still pose risks to humans if bitten



Have milder venoms but still pose risks to humans if bitten

Prevention Of Spiders

Eliminating potential hiding spots for spiders, such as piles of wood or debris, and keeping the area around your house free of clutter

Wear gloves when handling items that may have been exposed to spiders or their webs

Safety Tips


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