Just when you thought pests couldn’t be any more bothersome, you come to find out that some types of spiders’ venom released during a bite can actually result in death! There are certainly spiders out there that can prove to be dangerous in your Lincoln home, such as the black widow. Better understanding the pests you have is an important first step you can make to getting your home to be pest-free, safe, and secure.
If you suspect that you have these dangerous spiders, it is a job best left to our professionals. At Pro Active Pest Control, we have the best treatment plans to rid your home of spiders for the long haul. Don’t put yourself or your family at risk with these terrifying pests wandering about on your property. Call us immediately to safely and effectively manage a spider infestation in your home.
What Black Widow Spiders Look Like
Though one of the scariest of the spider’s species, the black widow spider is also one of the easiest to identify visually. Black widow spiders are known to be a shiny black color, with a rounded body and the signature red hourglass shape stamped on the abdomen. Like most spiders, the black widow has eight legs. It does not have antennae and typically ranges from 1 1/2 to 1 3/8 inches long in size. The black widow spider is found throughout the United States.
Black Widows Can Bite
The black widow has a catchy name, as the female is thought to consume the male after mating. In truth, this seldom actually occurs in nature, but the name has stuck. Black widow spiders do bite, however. The amount of venom released during that bite can vary greatly. Though rare, these bites can be fatal. The venom of a black widow spider bite can be 15 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake bite. A black widow bite can cause pain, especially at the bite site, and results range from nausea and vomiting to muscle aches and difficulty breathing.
Why Black Widows Are In Your Home
It may sound obvious, but a typical sign that you have spiders in your home is the signature spider webs. Black widows have likely come into your home for the same reasons that many other pests may find it appealing: to find quality living conditions. From food and water to temperature-controlled, dry environments, the typical black widow spider will enter your home for the same reasons as other pests.
Black widow spiders seek dark conditions and prefer dry spaces for making webs. In cooler weather, pests seek warmer conditions. Likewise, if it begins to get too hot, they may prefer your air-conditioned home instead. Black widow spiders are also attracted to food, which is typically other insects, which they catch in their intricate webs. If you find you have a spider population in your home, it's often a sign that you have a secondary infestation that spiders are using as a food source.
If ever there was a good reason to seek preventive pest control, not attracting spiders ranks pretty highly. If your home is pest-free, clear from other insects and bugs, the black widow spider will not find much of a food source within your walls.
What To Do About Black Widow Spiders
If you have seen webs or silken sacs (typically the eggs of spiders), it is wise to seek our professional help. At Pro Active Pest Control, we know that the presence of the black widow spider is a scary and potentially dangerous problem for you. Don’t feel that you have to go it alone when it comes to removing these spiders. With tried-and-true methods, comprehensive treatment plans, and routine follow-ups, our professionals will have your home pest-free for the long haul. We are so sure of our work, we offer a 100 percent service guarantee!
Call our pros today, and take the first steps to make your house free from black widow spiders, as well as the risks and dangers that come along with them.