Hobo Spider Bite

Hobo Spider Bite Identification Chart

The following is a Hobo Spider Bite Identification Chart. You may use it as reference when discussing with your doctor or other medical professional about spider bite.

Spider Bite Symptoms:

1) Pain in the area of the bite.

This pain usually occurs after few hours and lasts for several days.

2) Redness around the site of bite, which will get worse over time and become painful to touch.

3) Aching pain in the affected area.

4) Feeling like you have been bitten by a venomous snake.

How to Identify Hobo Spider Bite?

1) If you are not sure if you have been bitten by a spider, then don’t worry.

There is no need to panic. It’s just a common spider bite that most people experience at some point in their lives. The symptoms listed above are typical of a Hobo Spider Bite.

However, there might be other causes such as allergic reaction or even bacterial infection. So it would be best to consult with your doctor before making any decision about treatment or diagnosis.

2) If you believe that you have been bitten by a spider, it is important to save the spider for possible identification.

For this, place a container such as a mason jar over the spider to contain it and then carry it inside. Be careful not to be bitten a second time. After capturing it, you can release it into your backyard after you are done with your trip to the hospital.

3) Always remember that spiders are beneficial creatures.

They eat other insects so it is always better not to kill them if possible. Of course, this does not apply if you have a spider infestation in your home. If you can tolerate them, they will eventually go away on their own.

If you need help with eliminating these creatures around your home, you can always call an expert or do it yourself using products from your local hardware store.

4) Keep in mind that the above information is for reference only.

You should always seek medical attention when dealing with any spider bites. If you live in areas inhabited by poisonous spiders, it is best to have antivenom on hand at all times.

Hobo Spider Bite

We have already mentioned hobo spider bite and its symptoms.

Sources & references used in this article:

Verified spider bites in Oregon (USA) with the intent to assess hobo spider venom toxicity by N McKeown, RS Vetter, RG Hendrickson – Toxicon, 2014 – Elsevier

An approach to spider bites. Erroneous attribution of dermonecrotic lesions to brown recluse or hobo spider bites in Canada. by RG Bennett, RS Vetter – Canadian Family Physician, 2004 – cfp.ca

Do hobo spider bites cause dermonecrotic injuries? by RS Vetter, GK Isbister – 2004 – barrierpestcontrol.com

Range expansion of the hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis, in the northwestern United States (Araneae, Agelenidae) by CR Baird, RL Stoltz – The Journal of Arachnology, 2002 – BioOne

Misdiagnosis of Spider Bites: Bacterial Associates, Mechanical Pathogen Transfer, and Hemolytic Potential of Venom From the Hobo Spider, Tegenaria agrestis … by MM Gaver-Wainwright, RS Zack… – Journal of Medical …, 2011 – academic.oup.com

An examination of the potential role of spider digestive proteases as a causative factor in spider bite necrosis by MJ Foradori, LM Keil, RE Wells, M Diem… – … and Physiology Part C …, 2001 – Elsevier