North Carolina has over 1,500 species of spiders. Although most spiders produce venom, their bites are not usually harmful to humans. However, the Black Widow and Brown Recluse are North Carolina's most dangerous spiders and can cause serious pain and injury.
To avoid spider bites:
Remember any spider bite can cause pain, swelling and redness.
If you do get a bite:
Call Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 if you think you have been bitten by a Black Widow or Brown Recluse of if you think you have had an allergic reaction to a spider bite.