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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 <a href="http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/6-tips-for-avoiding-insect-bites-stings/">avoid insect bites and stings</a>.

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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