Identification

The adult black widow female is usually jet black and nearly ½-inch in length. The underside has a red hourglass marking. The males are half the size of females and light brown with a yellow hourglass marking.

Detection

This spider is usually found around shrubbery, in woodpiles, under boards, around brickwork, in crawl spaces, and in corners of garages. They are especially common in areas where brick and wood siding extends close to ground level.

Impact 

Black widow female spiders produce neurotoxic venom, which affects the nervous system. Some of the symptoms involve a numbing pain in the affected area and cramps in one or several of the large muscle masses.

Prevention

It is essential to gain control on black widows with a pest control maintenance plan. Due to the severity of the bite, professional control measures are crucial.

Solution

The best way to reduce or eliminate the presence of black widow spiders around your home or office is to have a professional apply a pest control treatment to  the exterior, interior, garages, and crawl spaces of the home or business. High Country Pest Control offers a professional treatment for the reduction of black widow spiders. Our pest control technicians are thoroughly trained to address your spider problems.

Don’t risk your safety or waste time and money on over-the-counter remedies and unprofessional service. Call High Country Pest Control for reliable pest control service and a free phone quote today!