The Black Widow Spider: A Deadly Menace Lurking In Your Natomas Home

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Have you ever seen a black widow spider? For many, seeing these pests is a lot like seeing a ghost. You’re not sure they existed, but it certainly looks like there is one in front of you. There is also something to be said about the fear associated with these pests.

Today, we are going to talk about black widow spiders and find out why they invade homes here in Natomas. Call our team at Bell Pest Control if you have seen a black window around your home and need immediate help removing this pest from your interior spaces. We will share with you the best option for spider removal locally. 

Distinctive Markings: How To Identify A Black Widow Spider

If there is anything good about the black widow spider, it is how easy it is to identify. In fact, this arachnid might just be the most easy pest to identify locally. Why? Because they are big and have an easy-to-identify mark. More specifically, the black widow spider grows to be 1 ½ to 1 ?” long, is black, and has a red hourglass-shaped mark on the underside of its bulbous abdomen. This pest builds irregularly shaped webs in corners inside and around homes.

If you think this common spider is around your home, do not hesitate to bring in our team. We will inspect your interior spaces and find out for certain if you are dealing with this or other dangerous spiders. 

Black Widow Spider Bites: Understanding The Potential Health Risks

Getting bitten by a black widow spider is not fun. Getting bitten by any type of spider isn’t great, to be honest. Thankfully, there has not been a recorded death related to this pest in the United States for a long time. That said, bites are still painful and come with a fair amount of symptoms. Common symptoms include moderate to severe pain followed by numbness, tingling, restlessness, and, in rare cases, seizures.

Children, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions are at much higher risk of serious injury after a bite from one of these pests. If you are ever bitten by a black widow, seek medical attention immediately. 

Black Widow Spider Removal: Hiring Experts For Safe Elimination

Getting rid of black widow spiders is much more dangerous than dealing with other common pests that might invade your home. If you think these pests are building webs around your living areas, do not hesitate to get our team at Bell Pest Control involved.

We have amazing options for spider control and would be more than happy to help you handle these dangerous arachnids. We also have options to handle all sorts of other common and uncommon pest problems. Talk with one of our team members to find out more about our offerings. 

Black Widow Spider Prevention Tips: Keeping Your Home Spider-Free

If you are not currently dealing with an active spider infestation, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your chances of finding these pests indoors. Here are some great DIY prevention tips and tricks to start with. 

  • Make sure your home’s exterior has proper sealing. This should include windows and doors.

  • Keep unscreened windows and doors closed if you are not using them.

  • Turn off exterior lights at night or invest in bulbs that do not attract insects.

  • Keep your living areas clean and tidy.

Reach out to our team at Bell Pest Control to find out what local spider control looks like and schedule a service visit for your Natomas home and property.

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