- I was bitten by a white tail a couple of years ago. i saw the spider as well so i'm sure what it was. I did come up with an ulercating toe where i was bitten and i lost my toe nail and it took a while for the infection to heal. I was told it was not the venom itself but more a bacterial infection that may have been introduced by the spider bite. I was bitten again today by one (this time i saved the spider in a jar) and i instantly cleaned the bite and iced it so i'm hoping i don't get the same problem i had last time. We normally don't kill spiders in our house , but i might hang on to this one in the jar in cause i have problems with the bite. I still have issues with the sensitivity of my toe where the nail fell off (the whole end of my toe was a weeping sore at the time) so i'm hoping that the ulceration is a rare responce and i don't get a repeat performance.