Getting Rid Of Black Widow Spiders In And Around Your Boise Home

September 9, 2022

Are you worried about being bitten by a dangerous spider? You are not alone. Many people around the world have a fear of spiders. One thing we have found that helps relieve this fear is knowing which spiders are dangerous. To help you with this today, here are some things you should know about the harmful black widow spider and some methods to remove and keep these spiders out of your Boise home. If you suspect you have seen a dangerous spider indoors, do not hesitate to call the professionals at Owyhee Environmental. We will talk you through the situation and send a technician your way.

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How To Identify A Black Widow Spider

The one upside of the black widow spider is that it is fairly easy to identify. This local arachnid has a jet-black body, bulbous abdomen, and six long legs. It has no hair, is about 1 ½ to 1 ⅜ in size when fully grown, and has a red hourglass mark on its underside. A black widow's web is irregular and usually built close to the ground, under the eaves of buildings, or in other secluded locations. If you are nervous about checking for these pests around your property, bring in the experts at Owyhee Environmental. We are experts in identifying different types of spiders and will be happy to service your home and property. 

The Dangers Of A Black Widow Spiders' Bite

All spiders have venom; however, not all spiders pose a threat to your health. Black widows are among the few exceptions. These harmful arachnids possess powerful venom that causes severe symptoms when injected into humans and animals. Symptoms start with redness, cramping, swelling, and moderate to severe pain around the bite area, followed by nausea, vomiting, tremors, sweating, and neurological problems. If a black widow spider ever bites you, do not hesitate to seek medical attention. We also recommend taking some time to put in place preventative measures to keep spiders out of your home. 

The Safe And Effective Way To Remove Black Widow Spiders

In order to remove spiders in Idaho from your home, you need professional services. At Owyhee Environmental, we know how to deal with dangerous spiders like black widows and offer emergency services for anyone who suspects their home has an active infestation. Let us visit you. One of our technicians will assess your risk, eliminate existing threats, and offer a long-term option to keep future invaders at bay. Pest control in Boise has never been simpler. Get in touch with one of our team members using our contact us page. 

Five Simple Prevention Tips To Avoid Future Black Widow Spiders

To keep black widows out, you must implement some form of prevention. If you have some time on your hands, here are five simple DIY tips to try today.

  1. Inspect your home's exterior for gaps, cracks, and other openings. Seal these up using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
  2. Make sure your home's window and door screens are in good working condition.
  3. Fix damage to door sweeps and weatherstripping.
  4. Close your exterior doors and windows when you are not using them.
  5. If you like keeping exterior lights on at night, invest in insect-resistant light bulbs.

Contact our team at Owyhee Environmental today if you have questions about home pest control in Boise. We will walk you through our spider control options and help you find a year-round plan that works for you and your budget.

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