25 Most Venomous Spiders That Actually Exist

Most people hate spiders. They hide in dark corners, creep around, and make webs that get all over your face. If you found a big spider crawling over your shoulder right now, be honest, you’d probably jump out of your seat in fear. Their four pairs of eyes, eight legs, and general ugly appearance makes them freaky creatures. However, when you add venom in the mix, it only makes them that much more terrifying. If you’re an arachnophobe, get ready to squirm. Here are 25 Most Venomous Spiders That Actually Exist.



tarantulaSource: http://www.nationalgeographic.com, desertusa.com

Despite their intimidating appearance, tarantula venom only creates a painful bite and the hairs on their legs can cause skin irritation. Unless someone happens to be allergic, it’s not harmful to humans.


Cupboard Spider

cupboard spiderSource: https://australianmuseum.net.au, uksafari.com

The Cupboard Spider isn’t known to be dangerous to humans. For most people, their reactions to venom are similar to a wasp sting. However, there have been a few cases where more serious symptoms were recorded.


Redback Spider

redbackSource: http://www.spiders.com.au

The Redback Spider’s bite is not only painful, but will also lead to certain death if not treated immediately. An anti-venom was created in 1956. 250 people a year receive this anti-venom.


Black House Spiders

black house spidersSource: http://www.termite.com

A Black House Spider’s bite is poisonous but not deadly. However, it can cause severe pain, swelling, nausea, and vomiting, among other horrible symptoms.


Black Widow Spider

black widow spiderSource: https://www.desertusa.com

Black Widow Spider’s venom is about 15 times as toxic as the prairie rattlesnake. However, only the female can harm humans. The females usually have a red hourglass on their abdomen.

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