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8 of the World's Most Dangerous Spiders

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8 of the World's Most Dangerous Spiders
Last update: 10 August, 2018

Not everyone likes spiders. In fact, people either love or hate these animals. Some people even have developed a phobia of them — called Arachnophobia — without having any real reason at all. Like as if one of these creatures is going to intentionally bite and kill them. Do you want to know more about the most dangerous spiders in the world?

The Most Dangerous Spiders

Most of these species will probably not be found where you live. However, you should know about them if you’re going to travel, or if there’s any chance of coming across one, then take a look at this list of the world’s most dangerous spiders.

Hobo Spider

When bitten by this spider, the bite kills the surrounding tissue. It won’t kill you, but there could be severe consequences if you don’t get the wound treated in time.

The easiest way to recognize that you’ve been bitten by one of these spider is having off and on headaches. Likewise, you’ll experience a pain that will go away and come back again. Normal medication won’t work and you’ll get a life-long scar.

Sac Spider

This spider also isn’t deadly to humans, but it is capable of destroying the cells that are around the bite. It’s known as the ghost spider, because it’s really stealthy and always leaves a bad mark around the bite.

Goliath Tarantula

With a name like that, you can imagine the size of this spider, and the danger behind the name is even greater. It’s not deadly, but it does contain a lot of venom which can cause serious harm. It’s capable of eating small birds, so it isn’t very friendly. Be careful if you ever see one!

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Wolf Spider

There are different types of this spider all over the world. They’re brown and black. Normally, their bite causes a serious infection which can get even worse if it’s not properly treated.

They’re natural predators and are able to kill their prey quickly and ferociously. This is why they have been given their name. Without a doubt, they are one of the most dangerous in the world.

Redback Spider

Another of the world’s most dangerous spiders is an Australian species which has a red mark on its back. Its bite is deadly, and you need to be very careful. It lives all throughout country and including the cities.  Some of the symptoms that its bite causes are vomiting, muscle and joint pains, which will make it difficult to move.

Mouse Spider

This spider is highly adaptable and therefore it’s possible to find it in many different environments worldwide. It has enough venom to kill a person, which rapidly affects the nervous system. It’s one of the most dangerous spiders in the world and its bite has no antidote or cure. Not only that, but you can find these spiders almost anywhere.

Australian Funnel-Web Spider

This spider lives mainly in Australia, especially in Sydney. Symptoms are noticed very quickly, which makes them easy to treat. However, if you don’t get treated in time, it could be deadly.

Brazilian Wandering Spider

As its name suggests, this spider comes from Brazil, even though it has made its way all throughout South America. One of its neurotoxins can cause death. It’s also commonly known as the Banana Spider.

Now, since you have read this list of the world’s most poisonous spiders, keep an eye out for one of these deadly creatures!


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.