America’s Deadliest Bite: Black Widow Spider, Brown Recluse Spider


Doctor Oz and Michael Raupp, along with Dr. Oz’s assistant of the day, discussed three types of spiders: Black Widow Spiders, Brown Recluse Spiders and Tarantula Spiders.  Which type of spider has the deadliest bite?  The assistant of the day thought that the brown recluse spider had the most deadly bite, but Dr Oz said that the Black Widow Spider’s bite is the most deadly.  black widow spider


  1. Katie says

    I found a black widow in my garage last fall. I was terrified because I’ve always heard how bad their bite can be. I found a pest control company to come out and get rid of the black widow. I was afraid there would be more some where else in my house or even an egg sac. That’s why I think calling a professional is always best when dealing with any dangerous pests because they can thoroughly check your house, and they know where black widow spiders and other dangerous pest hide out.

  2. Marie says

    I live in Phoenix and have seen a good amount of black widow spiders. Thankfully I have never been bit and hope to keep it that way. I read that one of our hospitals has an experimental antivenin, but I really don’t ever want to need to use it.

  3. Lisa says

    My 8 yr old daughter was just bitten by a black widow, and she’s very tiny for her age. It wasn’t fun, but definately not the sickest she’s ever been. I have some advice… IF YOU SEE ONE OR TWO… THERE’S PROBABLY A LOT MORE!!! I had some outside my front door & sprayed the area but they kept coming back. Then yesterday I went to clean the patio out back. I found 14 full grown black widow mamas guarding their sacks. They had 2-6 sacks each, and there was a new nest on every chair and TOY I looked under (this was all in a 10x20ft patio). I live with 5 VERY active kids, so I’m shocked my daughter’s bite was the first we’ve seen. Oh and these spiders are tough! I emptied a can of raid in no time & some of them just wouldn’t go down, had to be stepped on!

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