Are Garden Spiders Poisonous?

Garden spiders are large spiders that belong to the genus Argiope. These spiders spin large ornate webs and are also known as orb weavers. The webs of garden spiders are used to trap prey, which is then injected with venom.

Garden Spider
Garden Spider

Garden spiders typically are not aggressive. However, if crushed to the skin, a bite is possible. The venom of garden spiders is not considered a serious medical threat to human health. For most people, garden spider bites result in swelling and mild discomfort.

Always seek medical attention if there are medical questions or concerns.