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Black Widow Spiders

What are Black Widow Spiders?

The abdomens of black widow spiders are often large and round or oval in shape. The red hourglass-like marking on the bottom of a female's abdomen is her most distinctive feature.

Male black widow spiders, on the other hand, are brown with cream-colored markings. These spiders help to keep pest infestations in check, including mosquito-borne illnesses.

However, when these pests enter our yards or homes and outbuildings, they pose significant risks owing to their capacity to impact a person's health.

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Do you have Black Widow Spiders in your home or you are not sure? We can handle the identification and get you a solution to your problem quickly.

Black Widow Spiders Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are black widow spiders dangerous?

The female black widow spiders are more dangerous to humans than the male black widows since their venom is potent enough to cause severe health problems.

The good news is that black widow spiders are one of the few poisonous spiders in the United States, and their bites are uncommon since they are not aggressive.

When doing activities like gardening, yard work, or removing objects from storage boxes, you're likely to come into contact with this spider as a result of an accident.

Bites from black widow spiders are not usually deadly, but if one bites you, seek medical attention to manage any symptoms.

Why do I have a black widow spider problem?

The black widow spider is drawn to houses where it can create its web in remote locations and where there are insects and other spiders for prey.

They are attracted to yards with obstructions, woodpiles, outdoor furniture, garden plots, landscape elements, and outbuildings. While black widow spiders are most likely to be encountered outside, they can easily enter your home after tracking down their meal.

Where will I find black widow spiders?

Black widow spiders seek refuge in dark, quiet places like closets, attics, crawl spaces, and beneath furniture to avoid detection.

Because they are nocturnal, they may go undetected for a long period of time. The appearance of black widow spiders may be identified by their webs, which are one of the most common signs that they've been spotted.

Their webs are not neat and organized; on the contrary, they are rather chaotic. The webs of the black widow spider are unpredictable and chaotic in appearance, and they're usually located at ground level.

How do I get rid of black widow spiders?

Get rid of black widow spiders by calling 24h Pest Pros, the best option for eliminating black widow spiders from your house or company. We respond rapidly and provide you with peace of mind that your pest issues will be resolved, and they won't return.

Our experts use the newest and most effective pesticides to remove these pests from your properties, ensuring that you never have to worry about them again.

Find out why your neighbors choose 24h Pest Pros for their pest management needs. Give us a call now!

How can I prevent black widow spiders in the future?

Partnering with 24h Pest Pros and implementing the following preventative measures will go a long way toward preventing black widow spider issues:

  • Keep any basement, closet shed, or garage free of clutter and debris to avoid unintentional contact with black widow spiders.
  • To prevent catching a black widow bite, wear gloves when gardening or working in the yard.
  • Before using clothing or bedding that has been in storage, shake it out.
  • Instead of placing personal items in flimsy cardboard boxes, store them in plastic containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • To prevent your garden from becoming clogged, clear away debris and cut shrubs back.
  • Maintains a healthy internal environment for your home by removing excess dampness, which attracts black widow spiders and other pests. Keep your gutters in good working order and repair any leaking pipes as soon as possible.
  • Seal openings in the foundation and external walls to keep black widow spiders out. Keep doors and windows closed, as well as screens.
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