Re: watch what females are around your bike.
Over the last 10 years or so I've been bitten a few times by what I suspect were brown recluse spiders. I just put some ground up garlic over the bite and used a piece of duct tape to hold it securely in place for about 24 hours. Each time when I removed the garlic, the bite area was almost completely healed.
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson