The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously classified the hobo spider as a venomous spider. However, more recent studies demonstrate that hobo spider bites are not as dangerous as previously thought. More »

Huntsman spider bites are not typically dangerous, although they can be painful. The Victorian State Government's Better Health Channel describes huntsman spiders as usually being harmless. More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

A spider bite often appears like other insect bites, with a red inflamed bump on the skin that may be itchy or painful, explains Mayo Clinic. While harmless spider bites do not usually produce other symptoms, the bite of... More »

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the symptoms of a hobo spider bite are itching or rash, pain at the bite, muscle pain or cramping, reddish to purplish color or blistering, increased sweating, difficulty bre... More »

To prevent a tick bite, tread in the middle of trails, stay away from wooded areas with tall grasses and dead leaves on the ground, and use repellents containing 20 to 30 percent permethrin or N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide, a... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

A red rash around a tick bite is indicative of a tick-borne disease, such as southern tick associated rash illness (STARI) or Lyme disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the rash expands... More »

Treatment options for a spider bite include elevating the affected area, applying ice to the bite and taking medications to relieve pain and reduce itching, as reported by WebMD. These measures help relieve discomfort an... More »