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Identify the signs of spiders
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All spiders are venomous, but most are not considered to be harmful to humans. However, South Africa does have quite a few spiders that can cause some real harm to animals and humans if bitten.
Please note that Rentokil South Africa does not cover spiders as part of our service package; however you may find the information and advice regarding spider bites useful.
Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage to the bite site and the adjacent limb. For example, a bite on the finger should be treated by bandaging the entire arm. Further restrict movement by applying a splint.
Local swelling and pain can sometimes occur from a bite, including nausea, vomiting, sweating, muscular pain, headache and dizziness, but these are very rare. In a few cases skin lesions, necrotising arachnidism have been recorded after bites. A cold pack may relieve local pain. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.