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Which South African spider species are dangerous to humans, especially in the Garden Route area?
Only a very few are medically significant to humans. But, just like all spiders, they are shy and would rather run away. They’d only bite if you are mean and nasty to it.
Here is a great guide on the venomous spiders in South Africa:
Venomous Spiders Booklet 2014
Hi, I was bitten by what appears to be a violin spider, we were in the Karoo three weeks ago, needless to say it escalated to me needing minor surgery on my leg to remove the necrotic tissue! I have just read the download on venomous spiders. Very informative, but really tricky to deal with medically. No doubt in a few weeks time all will be well.
If you wish to see photographs I can send those on to you.
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A client of mine has small spiders that live in concrete and have bitten one of the staff members sitting at the desk. the building is from the foundary building in Cape Town. Any thoughts of what they might be or how to get rid of them.
kind Regards Mark
Would need a clear photo – chances are that they are harmless and will not need removal.
Is there a guide to identifying the most commonly seen spiders in SA, especially those that can be confused with the dangerous ones?
There are several good field guides available – look on Takealot. Otherwise the best way to learn about spiders is to follow the posts on our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/
I have been finding spiders around the house they look like a rqin spider but has poisen sacks. I zould like to find out what they are and if they are poisenis to my kids
I don’t understand what you mean by “poisen sacks” – spiders don’t have poison sacks. Please post your photo and question to our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/
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