Banana Spider & Wasps
Pictures of a banana spider and a wasp nest taken with a Nikon D100 in Gainesville Florida.
Wasps Nest Picture
Banana Spider Picture
|I've read that Banana spiders aren't
naturally aggressive but they can violently bounce back on forth on their
web when they feel threatened to discourage any prey from approaching.
The South American "banana spider" is venomous and has been responsible for the hospitalization of 1000's of people in Brazil, whereas the North American banana spider will try to flee when on a human.
If you are bitten the welt will usually heal by itself in 24 hours.
The small percentage of people who are allergic to the rare bite of a North American Banana spider should seek medical attention immediately.
|If you have banana spiders around your home
and you'd rather they not be there, just break up the webs and the spider
will move higher up or further away from your home.
Killing a spider is never necessary since they do an excellent job at controlling the insect population.
I'd rather have a bunch of spiders in the trees around my house
than thousands of biting, stinging and bothersome insects.
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