Without any exaggeration, when you know how to identify spider varieties, you could actually be one step closer to “saving your skin”. Anyone who can recognize spider species, will be able to avoid getting exposed to their bites. The easiest way to tell spiders apart is by comparing them with pictures from albums and learning the features specific to each species or variety.
Many people learn to identify spider specimens that live closest to their homes, in sheds and garages. Inevitably, you will get into contact with a spider sooner or later, either indoors or outdoors; the general tendency is to destroy their nests inside of our homes since we associate cob webs with a messy and unclean area. Last but not least, certain spider species are a real threat to humans by the damage their venom can do to us.
Scientists are the one directly interested in the correct identification of certain spider species, nevertheless, for the average man, knowledge in the field can save one a lot of trouble. When you are able to identify spider species correctly, the risk of getting bitten out of personal negligence is a lot lower; moreover, in case you do get bitten, you can provide valuable information about the species, thus making treatment a lot easier.
Many patients are yearly treated for the wrong affection because of the misidentification and misdiagnoses of spider bites. Since necrosis can appear in the worst of cases, doctors can sometimes take it for other skin problems caused by staphylococci or fungi. Hence, the ability to correctly identify spider bites is vital for the right treatment of necrosis.
Experts in the field often say that spider identification is tricky since very many species resemble each other, and the venomous and the non-venomous ones are found in a complex “who's who” relationship. Presently, there are all sorts of devices that allow people to catch and analyze the spiders that live in their homes so as to find out whether they are poisonous or not.
Quality photos or drawings as well as proper descriptions of the species are necessary when trying to distinguish between the various spiders that live so very close to us. Homemade traps and low toxicity plant-extract pesticides are often used against the poisonous “inhabitants” of our houses that can give us some very nasty bites. Prevention is the best way to self-security, and anyone living in areas with poisonous spiders knows what that means.