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  • Venom
  • Workers deliver 0.66 nl of venom when they sting, which amounts to 3.1% of their supply. (wikipedia.org)
  • Older workers deliver less venom when they sting, but middle-aged workers and nest-defenders deliver much higher quantities. (wikipedia.org)
  • A quarter of all victims stung by red imported fire ants are expected to develop sensitivity to the venom, and approximately 6,000 will suffer anaphylaxis. (wikipedia.org)
  • brown
  • Although brown recluse spiders frequently coexist with humans in homes without incident, when bites do occur they can be serious. (tamu.edu)
  • Because of the seriousness of a brown recluse bite, the best solution to a household infestation of these spiders is to hire a professional pest control company. (tamu.edu)
  • Central
  • 61% of West Texans state they had been stung by the ants before, compared to 90% in central Texas, 89% in east Texas, 86% in the gulf coastal regions, 78% in the south and 72% in the north. (wikipedia.org)
  • painful
  • Most bites and stings cause nothing more than mild irritation, although a few can be painful and even dangerous. (pioneerthinking.com)
  • In contrast, leech bites are probably the least painful of any creature! (zoochat.com)
  • They are characterised by their extreme aggressiveness, ferocity, and painful stings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bites by vipers and some cobras may be extremely painful, with the local tissue sometimes becoming tender and severely swollen within five minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • venomous snakes
  • For example, in the United States, about seven to eight thousand people per year are bitten by venomous snakes (about one in 40 thousand people) and about five people die (about one death per 65 million people). (wikipedia.org)
  • brown reclus
  • If you think you might have been bitten by a brown recluse spider, wash the area with soap and water, put an ice pack on it, and go to the emergency room right away, even if the bite doesn't look bad. (kidshealth.org)
  • If you have any reason to suspect a bite by a black widow spider or brown recluse spider, use soap and water to wash the bite site, apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a washcloth, and take your child to the emergency room . (teenhealth.org)
  • snake
  • A snakebite is an injury caused by the bite of a snake, especially a venomous snake. (wikipedia.org)
  • Determining the type of snake that caused a bite is often not possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bites caused by some snakes, such as the kraits, coral snake, Mojave rattlesnake, and the speckled rattlesnake, reportedly cause little or no pain despite being serious potentially life-threatening injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • skin rash
  • Get medical care if you notice a large skin rash or swelling around the sting site, or if swelling or pain lasts for more than 3 days, which could be signs of an infection. (teenhealth.org)
  • ants
  • Very few predators eat these ants due to their sting, but their larvae are often consumed by blindsnakes and echidnas, and a number of parasites infect both adults and brood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myrmecia stings are very potent, and the venoms from these ants are among the most toxic in the insect world. (wikipedia.org)
  • black widow
  • Most often, people who have been bitten by a black widow don't even know it until they feel the symptoms. (kidshealth.org)
  • But there are warning signs that give time to act before things get too serious: People who are bitten by a black widow may get pain at the site of the bite, then dull muscle pains, especially in the chest or belly, within minutes to an hour of being bitten. (kidshealth.org)
  • wash
  • Wash the area with soap and water, apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a washcloth on the sting, and take your child to the emergency room immediately. (teenhealth.org)