What are jumping spiders?
Chances are you’ve come across a jumping spider several times in your lifetime. While they may difficult to identify, they are referred to as one of the most common species of spiders. There are more than 1000 species of jumping spider, but only about 300 are found in the United States. Their bites are not dangerous to humans. However, people with an allergy to jumping spider venom may experience health issues after a bite.
In most cases, jumping spiders only bite when they feel threatened or when their habitat is invaded. The University of California Davis describes their bite as less severe than a bee sting, and may lead to a small, mosquito-bite-sized welt, which appears if you have any symptoms.
This article will discuss how to treat a jumping spider bite, when you should call a doctor if you get bitten, and other important things to note about this insect.