CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. David Boyd is watching out for spider bites at Family Practice Specialists of Richmond.
Avoid poorly lit areas such as sheds and crawl spaces and attics.
Most are not harmful, however, a bite from a brown recluse or black widow can cause serious illness in children or the elderly.
See your doctor if you have redness, pain or swelling around the bite that persists.
Copyright 2012 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.