Is the world’s deadliest spider returning?

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There is a spider making a comeback this summer that is known for being one of the deadliest on earth.

Scientists and pest management professionals are advising residents of Texas, Arizona, and other southwest states to take precautions this summer due to a resurgence of deadly black widow spiders, which are said to be making a comeback this summer.

This venom, which Experts warn is 15 times more potent than the venom injected by rattlesnake bites, is a means for females of this species to defend themselves and immobilise their prey, according to Daily Mail, and is used by these females as a means of immobilizing their prey during a fight.

It is primarily harmful to children, the elderly, the sick, and the elderly who are affected by this venom, called latrotoxin. A person suffering from this type of illness can experience severe muscle pain, cramping, diaphragmatic paralysis, and breathing difficulties, because of the pain and spasms that result from it.

It is recommended that locals take precautionary measures when handling stored items, or working in any area where these spiders might hide, particularly those that are undisturbed, such as the basement or storage areas, in which these spiders might be lurking.

A Texas A&M University pest management specialist, Bryant McDowell, says that pests generally prefer cluttered areas, which is why he provides seminars and training on this subject to the university’s students.

According to McDowell, “I’ve personally encountered black widow spiders hanging out in outdoor trashcans, untouched BBQ smoke pits, and underneath patio furniture that has been left unattended for some time,” and he said they are very common in California.

Timenews1 provided that news.

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