Black Widow Spider


Black widows are dangerous spiders that have gained notoriety across the globe. They are known for the red hourglass mark on their under bellies, and the females are known to eat their mates after mating, hence the name. They thrive in temperate climates all over the world. They are usually found lurking in dark, undisturbed areas like basements, garages, attics, and barns. These spiders are feared because of their venomous bites – the venom of which is said to be as much as 10 to 15 times more potent than a rattlesnakes. However, because of the small amount of venom delivered per bite, it’s not really as fatal.

A black widow’s bite, however, is not to be taken lightly. A single bite can cause severe muscle pain, nausea, fever, and difficulty in breathing due to diaphragm paralysis. A bite can be fatal to sick people, small children, and the elderly. If you suspect that you have been bitten by a black widow spider, seek medical attention right away to avoid further complications.

Like many animals, the black widow spider only bites when it feels threatened. Sudden movements to their otherwise isolated hiding places can often make a black widow bite. If you happen to spot a black widow spider, it’s better to keep a safe distance and call your trusted pest control company.

Chilton’s Environmental has expert technicians who can deal with these dangerous spiders. Our staff has all the necessary information about these pests to ensure that the extraction or extermination of these pests is both safe and environmentally friendly. Chilton’s will make sure that you and your family will return to a safe home. Call us today.

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