Busting White Tail spider myths

Drive 17/04/2018

The weather has turned and the creepy crawlies want out of the wet and into your home.

There is anecdotal evidence around that bites from White Tail spiders is on the increase but is that really the case?

Spider expert Dr Simon Pollard, University of Canterbury Adjunct Professor of Science Communication joins Ryan Bridge and Lisa Owen on RadioLIVE Drive to talk about white tail spiders.

He says it is common place that doctors are misdiagnosing spider bites and in the last forty years, myths started from misrepresented research in Australia have become popular here and the spiders has been blamed for all sorts of symptoms.

Listen to the full interview with Dr Pollard above.

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