Spider Control Services

Spider Infestation and Extermination

Black Widow spiderHouse spiders are largely unavoidable, but their presence in your home can be minimized with some preventative care. It may seem like they come out more during the wintertime, but they actually inhabit your home all year long. You’re likely noticing them more now because you’re inside more. The majority of spiders you’ll find in your house are harmless, but the ones you have to worry about are serious health concerns:

Black Widow Spider Infestation

What to Know About Black Widows

Black widows are small- to medium-sized spiders and have about a ½ inch body. They are shiny and black with a globe-like abdomen. You’ll be able to distinguish them from common house spiders because of their red or orange hourglass-shaped marking on their underside.

They like to hide in dark cracks and crevices in undisturbed corners of buildings during the day and are most active at night. You’ll find them most often in sheds, garages, and under decks and porches.

Signs You’ve Been Bitten

Black widows are not aggressive, but they will bite out of defense.

  • A bite hurts. You’ll likely know right away something isn’t right, whether or not you’ve seen the spider.
  • Look for two fang punctures.
  • It may become red and swollen.
  • Muscle cramps
  • Stomach pain
  • Tremors
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Elevated heart rate

Seek medical attention right away if you think you’ve been bitten. There has not been a recorded death from a black widow bit in over 10 years…but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take great precautions.

Brown Recluse spiderBrown Recluse Spider Infestation

What to Know about Brown Recluse Spiders

You’ll identify a Brown Recluse spider because of its violin-shaped mark and the light brown or yellowish body. They like to stay secluded in dark corners that are rarely disturbed or cleaned like under kitchen cabinets, storage areas, and basements. Outside you’ll find them in sheds, barns, and garages.

Signs of a bite

These spiders typically avoid people but will attack if threatened. Most bites happen with people step on them or roll on them while sleeping. Some signs are:

  • Lesions
  • Nausea
  • Fever

Protect Your Home from Spider Infestations

You local spider control experts at ExtermPRO know how serious spider infestations can get, whether it’s a species that can harm your family or if someone in your home has a phobia that prevents a peaceful home environment. Call us today at 571-620-1168.


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