Spider Warning

Residents doing Summer house cleaning of their garage/basement area must also be aware of the possible presence of two types of poisonous spiders – the black widow and the brown recluse.

The brown recluse has also been known to infest attics and clothes closets.

Please wear heavy gloves when working and if you are bitten, seek medical help immediately as both bites are extremely serious. The brown recluse bite causes necrosis of the surrounding tissue, and if left untreated, has been known to cause amputation of the affected body part and even death. In the past, there have been Haywood Knolls residents who have been bitten by a recluse.

For more information on the brown recluse, go to: www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/recluse.htm

 

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not reflect those of the Haywood Knolls Association, Inc., its Board of Directors, or its membership.

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