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How Black Widow Infestations Are Controlled

How Black Widow Infestations Are Controlled

Finding a black widow spider in your home can be the stuff of nightmares. Not only is the spider’s appearance disturbing, black widows also have a very powerful venom that can land you in the hospital. Here is what happens when you call over a pest control pro to remove a black widow infestation.

The inspection process

It all starts with the inspection process. A pest control pro will first try to make sure that black widows are the species responsible for the infestation. There are several spider species that are often confused for black widows, and there may be more than one spider species present in the home. By identifying the species, the pro is able to tailor the control process and the areas that will be targeted, because different spider species will require different approaches in order to be removed.

The inspection process will also help determine areas of spider activity and nest locations. Spiders tend to have patterns of behavior, but it’s still important to pinpoint their locations in order for the control process to be more effective.

During the inspection, the pro may also be able to identify some of the underlying causes of the infestation, and suggest certain courses of action that would prevent spider infestations in the future. The home may also have secondary pest infestations, because the presence of spiders indicates the presence of other insects in the home, and the inspection process will help identify these infestations as well.

The control process

After the inspection, the pro will suggest the best way to approach the issue, and offer you a quote on the control process. Once you approve the pro’s suggestions, the control process begins with the removal of any webs and spiders that are out in the open. Then, residual insecticides will be applied to areas of the home that have been identified to have high spider activity, areas such as crawl spaces and basements. These residual insecticides will not only destroy the infestation, but will prevent future infestations as well.

Working with a pro

Black widow infestations can be very dangerous, and bites are common enough to be an issue, which is why it’s important to remove them as soon as possible. By hiring a pro, you can ensure that the current infestation will be removed, and that the odds of reinfestation are much lower. If you would like to know more information about the black widow control process, or if you have an infestation that needs to be removed, contact us today.