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How To Safely Get Rid Of Black Widow Spiders Around Your Maryland Home

October 5, 2022 - Spiders

Author - Tom Miche

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Most people have at least a mild fear of spiders. These eight-legged, multi-eyed arachnids are everywhere. They live inside bushes, they build webs between trees, and from time to time, they invade our homes. Although most local species are harmless, there are a few dangerous spiders in our area that you should know about.

Today we will discuss the dangerous black widow spider and how to remove this pest from your Maryland home safely. For fast services to remove spiders from your home, contact our team at Miche Pest Control. To learn more about the black widow spider and pest control in Maryland to address an infestation, continue reading.

How To Identify A Black Widow Spider

There are lots of different types of spiders here in Maryland. Many look very similar. The good news is that the black widow spider is about as unique as they come. This larger arachnid is jet black and has a bulbous abdomen with a red hourglass-shaped mark on its underside. You can find its irregular-shaped nests in the corners of cluttered basements, attics, crawlspaces, and sheds. When moving boxes in cluttered areas, check for these pests, as they might bite. For help spotting black widow spiders indoors, consider investing in a professional pest inspection today.

The Dangers Of A Black Widow Spider's Bite

You probably know that a black widow bite is dangerous. What you might not know are the symptoms that come with this pest’s venom. Before discussing this, you should know that most black widow bites are dry bites meaning they break the skin but do not inject venom. However, they will inject venom if they feel trapped or threatened. All that said, here are some common symptoms that follow a real black widow bite:

  • Cramping

  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Moderate to severe pain

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Tremors

  • Sweating

Sometimes neurological symptoms follow black widow bites. If you believe you have a black widow bite, seek medical attention to reduce pain and avoid more serious medical complications. Other than this, do your best to avoid black widows in the first place.

Factors That Attract Black Widow Spiders To Your Property

When invading homes, all spiders do so for the same reasons. The two main things that drive these pests are food and safety. They will come indoors if they feel like your home offers opportunities to hunt for or catch prey. The same is true if conditions outdoors are unfavorable for their health. The one thing that stops different types of spiders from invading is the condition of your home’s exterior. If you have broken windows, a cracked foundation, or damaged siding, these pests will have a much easier time invading. Address these problems and properly seal your home’s exterior to reduce your chances of infestation. If you want a simpler option for spider control, hire our team at Miche Pest Control.

The Safe And Effective Way To Get Rid Of Black Widow Spiders

Dealing with black widow spiders in Maryland is difficult, especially when they have life-threatening venom. If you want help deterring or eliminating pests indoors, our team at Miche Pest Control is here to help. We understand dangerous spiders and have the safety equipment and training to remove them from local homes. 

Contact us today to talk to one of our friendly service representatives. They will talk you through your options, answer any questions, and schedule an appointment for your Maryland home and property. 

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