Are Black Widow Spiders Causing Mayhem On Your Henderson Property?

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People are often subconsciously trained to think of spiders as minor pests or mere nuisances. In North America, we don’t have a lot of dangerous spider species, so most of our interactions with them are relatively harmless. But there is one species out there that deserves more attention from local property owners, especially because spiders can be drawn to all of our properties in search of other bugs to hunt. Learning how proper spider control in Henderson can save you from a black widow encounter is important. 

Contact Anver Pest Control to hear what our experts have to say about avoiding black widows and the factors that attract them. 

Identifying A Black Widow Spider

There are many types of black household spiders, but the black widow spider is unique. Here’s how you can properly tell it apart from other types of spiders:

  • Pattern: Black widows are known for their telltale red hourglass shape on their bellies. Keep in mind, however, that not all adult widow spiders have this marking, and some appear as only red spots. 

  • Habitat: Black widows like damp, wooden areas, like piles of firewood or other debris found in yards. When they invade structures, they tend to flock to dark areas that also meet these standards, like attics and crawl spaces. 

  • Shape: Black widows have bulbous round abdomens, making them appear larger than the typical house spider. 

It’s important to turn to pest control experts for proper identification of spiders and other species that invade your Henderson property. Contact Anver Pest Control right away if you need a trained eye. 

The Symptoms Of A Black Widow Spider's Bite

The reason black widows are so feared is that they are one of the most venomous spiders in America. While they aren’t any more likely to bite a human than any other spider, it’s the serious symptoms that accompany a black widow encounter that make them so formidable. Those bitten by a black widow often experience dizziness and nausea, as well as numbness around the site of the bite. If you experience these symptoms after discovering a spider bite mark on your skin, you should seek medical attention immediately. 

While a black widow bite is rarely lethal, those with pre-existing medical conditions can be at higher risk. That’s why you should seek overall pest control for your yard and home by turning to Anver Pest Control to avoid the risk altogether. 

Where You Might Find Black Widow Spiders On Your Property

The first step in identifying a pest problem is knowing where to look. That’s why Henderson homeowners trust Anver Pest Control to quickly root out and address black widows and other kinds of spiders. But it’s also important for locals to know where they are most vulnerable, so they can avoid encounters with these biting pests. 

Spiders in Nevada, including black widows, are often found in these areas of a property:

  • Yards: Black widows often inhabit trim piles, firewood stacks, and other woody areas of our yards. 

  • Damp spaces: Spiders know that their prey prefers to flock to areas where moisture pools or hangs in the air, so they will spin webs and form their nests near these areas of a structure. 

  • Storage areas: Your attic, crawl spaces, basement, and garage are the most attractive areas of your property due to meeting the conditions described above. 

If you want to keep spiders away from these areas and keep your Henderson home spider-free, you need to get started on an inspection and treatment plan. Contact Anver Pest Control today to learn more. 

Why Professional Pest Control Is The Best Spider Control

Since most spiders aren’t highly dangerous, many property owners think they can handle a spider infestation on their own. But DIY methods don’t have a good track record of success when it comes to completely eliminating an infestation. And falling short of total elimination will allow pests to grow right back. Instead of trying to do it all on your own, turn to Anver Pest Control for local home pest control you can count on to keep you safe.

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