For the squeamish ones out there that aren't massive fans of spiders, you might want to hop on the first plane over to the US.
That's because Daily Mail is reporting that scientists have discovered a species of spider over in Mexico known as the Loxosceles tenochtitlan. It might not mean much to some, but it holds the power to do some insane things.
3 The Location Discovery
The Loxosceles tenochtitlan was discovered over in Mexico, as noted, and was discovered by biologist and university professor Alejandro Valdez-Mondragon alongside his students Claudia Navarro, Karen Solis, Mayra Cortez and Alma Juarez.
2 Possible End Result
The venom is not believed to be lethal which is the good news, but the bad news is that it can cause necrosis lesions in the skin up to 14-inches (40 cm) wide.
It'll leave a permanent scar and can take up to seven months to heal, but the lesions in question essentially lead to rotting flesh - which isn't something we've come to expect in your everyday cold or bite.
Red cell destruction is also more plausible in children that are bitten.
1 How To Avoid Them
The country of Mexico is known for being prevalent to this particular genus, known as Loxosceles, wigh 40 out of the 140 species being native to the country - so avoiding the nation if you're particularly nervous of this sort of thing could be an extreme yet intriguing way of dealing with it!
Keeping a neat and tidy house and getting rid of potential hiding spots is the smart way to go, but above all else, just be vigilant.