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The 10 Most Dangerous Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer

Reader's Digest Logo By Reader's Digest Editors of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: Roughly the size of a paper clip and with venom 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s, this hourglass-shaped black spider can be spotted by the red markings on its back. Black Widow spiders can live for 1-3 years in the wild and are often found alone. Try taking these steps to avoid insect bites and stings.

Black Widow Spider

Some bugs sting, bite, or even carry disease. Learn to recognize these dangerous insects to protect yourself and your family.

Roughly the size of a paper clip and with venom 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s, this hourglass-shaped black spider can be spotted by the red markings on its back. Black Widow spiders can live for 1-3 years in the wild and are often found alone. Try taking these steps to avoid insect bites and stings.
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