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Where Do Black Widow Spiders Live in Absecon, NJ? Habitat, Bite Facts, Control & More

Black Widow Spiders can be found all across America and are known for their lethal venomous bites. They are often seen around the outside as well as the inside of many New Jersey homes. Black widow spiders are considered harmful and are a common pest around premises. Ross Environmental Solutions would like to share more about Black widow spiders and how you can keep them away from your residence.

Black Widow Spider Bite

Black widow spiders are well known for their venomous bites. However, it is the female black widow spider that actually contains the potency to cause harm to people. If you get bitten by a black widow spider, it is strongly recommended that you seek medical care. However some people have recovered without any medical assistance. Black widow spiders are nocturnal and will come out at night and wait for prey to get tangled in the webs. They often retreat in a dark hole during the day to hide from predators. You will often see abandoned webs thinking the owner moved out when in fact they are hiding somewhere nearby. In most cases black widow spider bites occur by accident. Most often someone stuck their hands in a dark place and out of defense, the black widow spider will bite. They are not an aggressive species unlike the hobo spider that will charge people. If you even get bitten by a black widow spider put ice on the bite as you go the emergency room for detox and treatment. The ice will help slow down the venom from spreading.

What Do Black Widow Spiders Look Like?

Black Widow spiders will vary in appearance, especially male and female. Females have an iconic image. They are all black will a shiny look to their skin, and of course the bright red hourglass marking on the underside of their abdomen. They have a very small cephalothorax and a very large and round abdomen. Males are about the half the size of a female, the largest only reaching a ¼ of an inch. They two are mostly black or even dark brown. They too have a small cephalothorax with a small abdomen that is more flat and tear dropped shaped. They also can have yellow, red, or white markings on their abdomen and occasionally they will also have the hourglass marking.

How to Prevent Black Widow Spiders

Black widow spiders will build their web anywhere as long as they can have a dark place to hide during the day. Removing clutter is a useful step to preventing not just spiders but other pests as well. To control black widow spiders specifically, you will first want to remove their webbing. But don’t get too close since you may not know where the spider is hiding.

Spider Control

For the best defense against spiders, you will want to have a professional pest control company to come spray around the outside of your home and inside. This will also help to eliminate insects and other pests that attract spiders. If you need help defending your home from pest including black widow spiders, Ross Environmental Solutions can help. We provide a wide range of services which you can simply schedule by contacting Ross Environmental Solutions today!

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