You’ve probably heard of the black widow spider. These pests are one of the most notorious species globally because of the stories surrounding them and the risks they pose. Black widow is a term used in pop culture to describe a femme fatale, and there is even a superhero named after this arachnid.
But, while some myths are exaggerated about the black widow spider, these creatures do pose some dangers. They are one of only two medically significant spiders in the county. So, while most spiders in Lincoln invade are harmless, the black widow is not. All spiders have venom and fangs, but most species don't have potent enough venom to harm you.
Discover how to keep black widow spiders out of your Lincoln home in this guidebook and how Pro Active Pest Control can safeguard your home.
Five Places Black Widow Spiders Can Be Hiding In Your Home
Black widow spiders can hurt you, but they are more likely to try to avoid you. They are nocturnal and secretive, and they aren’t a big fan of people. So remember that while you might be scared of them, they are also afraid of you.
While black widow spiders mostly stay out of your way, you could accidentally disrupt their webs. These accidental encounters are when you’re most likely to be bitten. So, be careful to inspect the following black widow hiding spots:
- Around a cluttered garage
- Dark corners of closets and basements
- In cluttered rooms that you don’t go into often
- Inside firewood piles
- Underneath decks and porches
When implementing spider prevention measures, pay special attention to these areas.
Symptoms Of A Black Widow Spider Bite
The good news is that black widow bites rarely lead to death. There are only a handful of reported fatalities. The bad news is that black widow spider bites can still cause serious side effects. Some of the main symptoms of black widow venom include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stiff muscles
- Swelling at the bite site
- Severe abdominal pain
The actual bite might look like two tiny fang marks, but this isn’t always the case. If you're bitten, contact a healthcare professional right away for assistance.
How To Effectively Kill Black Widow Spiders
When it comes to black widow spider control, you want to be cautious. There are many over-the-counter products you can find, such as sprays and traps, but these options aren’t always practical. They might kill black widow spiders but won't get the entire infection.
Because it's dangerous to let black widow spiders live around your property, the safest way to remove them is with Lincoln pest control services. Our Pro Active Pest Control team takes infestations of these spiders seriously, and we will eradicate infestations and keep them from returning.
How To Keep Black Widow Spiders Out Of Your Home
At Pro Active Pest Control, we keep these dangerous arachnids away from your property through ongoing Lincoln pest control services. Our technicians assess the yard and your home to check for weak points where black spiders could invade and apply treatments.
If you currently are experiencing a black widow spider problem, our Pro Active Pest Control technicians will remove it in no time. Request an inspection today.