What To Do If You're Seeing Black Widow Spiders Around Your Gilbert Home

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The black widow spider is synonymous with pain and stealth. Where most spiders in Gilbert cause a small amount of fear, this dark web dweller elicits a deeper fright. The good news is that you do not have to worry about this pest invading your home, at least not if you’ve made preparations.

Here is what to do if you see a black widow inside your Gilbert home and how to get and keep these pests out. Contact Pro Active Pest Control for an emergency service visit to remove black widow spiders. We will help you schedule an appointment and answer questions you have about spider pest control in Gilbert.

How To Identify A Black Widow Spider

The only good news about dangerous spiders in Gilbert is that they are usually easy to identify, which is especially true with the black widow spider. This large arachnid has a hairless black body, a bulbous abdomen, and a red hourglass mark on its underside. It builds webs that are irregular-shaped. Look for these webs near the ground inside storage sheds, building foundations, small holes, and outdoor furniture.

If, after doing this, you are uncertain if you have black widows inside or around your home, schedule a thorough pest inspection. Our team at Pro Active Pest Control will pay you a visit and help you identify dangerous spiders on your property.

Black Widow Spider Bites Can Lead To Serious Medical Problems

There is no denying that a black widow bite is painful. Most venomous bites cause pain. Usually, however, they aren’t life-threatening, even if several uncomfortable symptoms accompany them. The black widow bite is unique because of the way it damages a person's nervous system.

If left untreated, common symptoms of a black widow bite include constant crying, irritability, nausea, tachycardia, arrhythmias, fatigue during minor exercise, agitation, tetany, nystagmus, seizures, and muscle spasms. This is all on top of the moderate to severe pain that starts the process. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you suspect one of these dangerous arachnids has bitten you. This is the absolute best way to avoid these associated medical problems.

Factors That Attract Black Widow Spiders In And Around Your Home

Black widow spiders are not unlike other web-building arachnids in our area. They are always on the lookout for secluded areas to build where they might catch other bugs.

Common places you might find these dangerous spiders on your property are inside wood piles, between flat rocks, and near foundational blocks. They may become motivated to build inside your shed, garage, or basement if hunting conditions outdoors become unfavorable. Here are three basic prevention tips to keep these pests out of these areas:

  1. Seal gaps and cracks in foundational blocks.
  2. Repair damage to windows and doors and make sure they have weatherstripping, screens, and door sweeps.
  3. Keep unscreened doors and windows closed when you’re not using them.

For more help deterring dangerous spiders in California, find a professional pest control provider.

How To Safely Get Rid Of A Black Widow Spider Problem  

It doesn’t matter what types of spiders are trying to get into your home. All that it takes to keep them out is a pest control plan courtesy of Pro Active Pest Control. Let us lend you a helping hand today to combat local spiders.

Call now and discover more about our detailed home pest service options and learn about our spider control. We will help you make an appointment for your Gilbert home and get you the service you need to combat annoying and dangerous pests like black widows.