Insect Bites And Stings In The UK




By Jane Murphy in SAGA Magazine.


Wondering what just bit you? Read on to learn how to prevent, identify and treat some of the most common bug attacks in the UK.


Don’t panic! It’s very rare to get bitten by a spider in the UK. Of the 650 species found here, only around 12 have been known to bite humans. One of the best-known culprits is the false widow, but it will only attack if provoked. Spider bites leave small puncture marks, which can become painful and swollen. But most will clear up within 24 hours.


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