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Originally posted by Violater1
I once rented a house that were full of spiders. So I purchased 9 bug bombs. I removed the furnace filter and turned on the fan. I then placed 3 in the attack, 3 in separate rooms on the first floor and three in the basement. I went back to the attack and pulled the cords, went down in the basement and pulled those as well. I then pulled the cords on the first floor and ran out. I returned later in the evening and opened all the windows for 1 day. Of course I then had to wipe down all touchable objects. After a weekend of living in the motel, and clean up. I haven't seen silverfish, centipedes or spiders.
Originally posted by paraclete1
I work with a lady who was bitten a month ago. She said her bite had turned black and started to grow within 6 hours. By the time she got is taken care of at the hospital the next day, she ended up with a scar 5 or 6 inches long where they had to cut out the infection. And you said it was days before your scab appeared. Are you sure you're being bitten by browns?
As suggested by its specific epithet reclusa ("recluse"), the brown recluse spider is rarely aggressive, and actual bites from the species are rare. In 2001, more than 2,000 brown recluse spiders were removed from a heavily infested home in Kansas, yet the four residents who had lived there for years were never harmed by the spiders, despite many encounters with them.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
Do yourself a favor, instead of his treatment, use charcoal salve.
There is no established treatment for necrosis, though many claim to find pain relief, venom elimination, and even complete healing through the use of inexpensive active carbon (or charcoal) salves.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Did you say wait a few days?!?!?
Noooo!! Maybe you are related to Peter Parker, but the average human being should seek immediate medical consultation and attention. Not too many parents know if their children are highly allergic, they won't have hours never mind days to react to it.
Are you sure you're talking about brown recluse spiders?