Essential Spider Bite First Response

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming


Spiders represent a contradiction within the human mind. It is true that a few species of spider are venomous enough to cause harm to us, but at the same time they are a vital component of those natural systems that give us life!

This Essential Spider Bite First Response presentation provides a structured framework that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a spider, and provide the best possible outcome, should a spider bite occur in both humans and pets. This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Essential life skills for everyone who may encounter a spider at home, at work or in the environment.

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.


  • Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.
  • Duration is 45 minutes.


  • How to reduce the chance of being bitten by a spider.
  • How to ensure the best possible outcome should a spider bite occur in humans or animals (pets).

Ideal for?

  • Everyone who enjoys the great outdoors!
  • Field guides and lodge staff.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Employees who work in areas inhabited by spiders. 
  • Conservationists and field workers.
  • Hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. 

This Content is Available As A Quiz Evening

There are many ways to educate and impart knowledge and understanding. presentations are company events or special interest organisation meetings are great. Practical walks and excursions are also a good opportunity to teach and impart new understanding. However, for an informal, fun and easy setting, why not try a quiz evening?

Quiz Evenings

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is southern Africa’s leading authority on spider bite and scorpion sting first response. He has been assisting medical professionals, organisations, consulting for poison information helplines, and been a panel member and presenter at medical conferences for the past 15 years. His work has shaped how spider bites and scorpion stings are treated in Southern Africa, and has defined and inspired a generation. Jonathan is a best selling author, award winning conservationist and international speaker.

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2 comments on “Essential Spiderbite First Response”

  1. Your understanding of spiderbites is far beyond anyone else that I have met. The flow diagram and your explanation towards the end of you presentation outlines exactly what to do in an easy to remember way.

  2. Absolutely brilliantly presented. Your content shows a deep understanding of not only spiders but also our relationship with spiders.

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