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Brown Recluse bites on the rise

buggirl:

This BULLSHIT is popping up all over Facebook. This is not true- nor is confirmed by spider experts. Bunk stories such as these are commonly based on misdiagnosis on part of doctors (99% of “recluse” bites are staph infections), coupled with the general public’s lack of knowledge and distaste for spiders.

Spiders have evolved their venom to ingest insects- not bite humans!! If left alone, they don’t bite you in your sleep! If you have a mystery bite, it’s probably something a spider eats! Or you’re allergic to your laundry detergent. Here is an article written by a spider scientist at UCR. We do NOT have Brown recluse in CA. http://spiders.ucr.edu/myth.html

Stop spreading this junk that adds ignorance towards people’s perception of nature.

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