Spiders are one of the most feared insects among humans and although many of them are harmless, they will still send homeowners running for their lives. Spiders come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are hairy and some are quite large. Some spiders crawl very slowly while others move at the speed of light up your wall or across the floor, sending shivers up your spine. Spiders are not welcome and their presence results in the feeling of uneasiness and discomfort. Spiders typically don’t get a bad wrap for causing a great deal of damage to your home or transmitting dangerous diseases. However, they will bite when threatened. There are two species of spiders that everyone should become familiar with, as they do pose a serious health threat if you experience their venomous bite. These spiders are the black widow and the brown recluse.
How to Get Rid of Venomous Black Widow Spiders
The black widow spider is as scary as its name makes it out to be. While the male black widow is not poisonous, it is the female that can inflict a painful and serious bite. After mating with a male, female black widows bite the head off of their mate and eat them. The black widow spider is easy identified by the red hour glass shape found on its abdomen. Black widow spiders hide in areas that are not usually disturbed by humans, like dark shelves in a garage or dark corners that are unoccupied. They will bite when they feel threatened or disturbed. A black widow spider bite is known to feel like a pinprick, however many times victims do not even realize they have been bitten. The most common symptoms of a black widow spider bite include immediate pain, burning, swelling and redness. The black widow spider bite can be fatal in situations where the person bit experiences a severe allergic reaction. To help prevent black widows arachnids and insects from invading your home, it is a good idea to keep clutter to a minimum as well as seal doors, windows, holes and cracks. It is also a good idea to shake out clothing before wearing and be cautious when going through seasonal boxes.
Brown Recluse Spider Control
The brown recluse spider follows its name and is brown in color. It has a very identifiable shape on its back that is similar to that of a violin. People that have been bitten by a brown recluse spider experience a mild stinging sensation followed by local redness and severe pain that tends to develop within the first eight hours after the bite. Brown recluse spider bites leave behind a “target” looking pattern on the victim’s skin. In some instances a fluid filled blister forms in the middle of the bite, then turns black in color after a few days. Symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite include nausea, fever, headache and vomiting. This spider tends to bite when pressed against the skin, such as when it is tangled within towels or clothes or you reach into boxes that have been undisturbed for some time. Again, it is a good idea to shake out clothes before putting them on and being on the lookout when going through storage items.