Known for its venom and red hourglass marks on their abdomen, the Black widow is a spider to keep note of upon you suspecting a possible infestation. They are found in many places all over the continent, Napa included. A black widow infestation should be handled by an exterminator who knows all about this particular home invader. By reaching us through this contact (800) 430-3778, let us handle the whole situation with caution and in the right manner.
They reside in tunnels or dark places such as basements and around piles of wood. In addition to this, you can find them inside your home in the least bothered areas like meter boxes. The females are bigger than the males with it being capable of growing over 1 ½ inches long. The hourglass mark on the body of the shiny black females acts as a warning to all predators before they cause any harm. A potential victim with common sense will keep off.
We, at Black Widow exterminator in Napa, deliver solutions to your dilemmas. These spiders have a painful bite. They only use this defensive mechanism when threatened or cornered. Some of the signs and symptoms of bites include:
- Muscle pains
- Difficulty in breathing
Humans seldom die once bitten by this deadly spider. However, it is wise to seek medical attention since it may cause an allergic reaction to some.
One female black widow spider can cause a major infestation as it lays about 30 to 850 plus eggs. They incubate for 3 weeks, later attaining maturity in 3 months. The female mates only once with some feeding on their mates hence the name ‘widow’. Spotting one might just be all you need to confirm that your home is seized by an infestation.
- Chemical Control
Aerosol sprays concentrate and dust are types of insecticides that work best on heavy infestations. The dust applications are waterproof and can be applied to cracks and voids. These are not only entry points for spiders but also many other household pests. These dust are odorless, act fast and last for a significantly long period of time.
The concentrates are purchased in powder form, mixed with water and sprayed just like the aerosol sprays on the infested areas.
- Natural Control
You have to reduce the number of artificial lights that you have outdoors as they attract insects which black widows feed on. Remove dirt, debris, and clusters where insects and spiders can inhabit. Install screens and also seal off your house from the spiders and other pests. Vacuuming is also an effective method of controlling the spiders without necessarily getting too close to them.
If you come across these pests in your home, call us your exterminator for we are readily available to convoy our services to you here in Napa. Using this contact (800) 430-3778, you can make inquiries about our services. Let us help keep your family safe.