Harmless poisonous house spiders I normally don’t post about spiders, but while writing a blog post I noticed some spider going up my laptop screen and I jumped. Thank God most house spiders are harmless to people and incapable of biting.  You can use the Spider identifier at termite.com to see info and pictures of the dangerous and poisonous spiders.  http://www.termite.com/spider-identification.html According to Dailystar.co.uk there are flesh-eating spiders coming to a home near you.  Thank god I don’t live in the UK. A plague of killer spiders is wreaking havoc all over the country Great Britain.   With temperatures outside now plummeting, it is feared millions of them will crawl indoors through drains and windows. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/344380/Flesh-eating-spiders-coming-to-a-house-near-you

Spider bites

Spiders very rarely bite people and far less than is generally assumed. Most spiders are harmless to people and are incapable of biting, even when coaxed. Most people and even medical doctors overstate “potential spider bite” diagnosis based on ambiguous symptoms such as redness, swelling, cramps, severe pain, or even necrotic lesions that can be caused by other factors including other diseases or medical conditions and bacterial skin infections. For more information on spider bites and dangerous spiders, see Potentially dangerous spiders.