In most areas of Southern California, black widow spiders are plentiful. This is due to the warm, dry climate in which these types of spiders thrive. Temecula, California is no exception. Residents and business owners will tell you that black widow sightings are common. Even more common is finding their telltale webs. Black widow spider webs are different than those of other spiders in that their web patterns are symmetrical and also extremely sticky.
Black widows, while venomous, are not as dangerous as most people think. First of all, they rarely bite. They are actually quite shy and tend to avoid contact with humans, but they will bite if they feel threatened. Second, a black widow spider bite doesn’t present much of a danger for most adults. A bite can result in muscle spasms or cramps, or flu-like symptoms that can last up to 12 hours, but isn’t typically life threatening. However, for a small child or animal, or for an elderly person with other medical issues, a black widow spider bite can be much more dangerous.
If you live in an area that is prone to black widow spiders, it’s important to keep them under control. Even though their bites are rarely lethal, you still don’t want you or anyone in your family to have to go through the pain and discomfort associated with them. A pest control company can apply pest control products designed to eradicate black widows, as well as keep them away.
At Knockout Pest Control, which provides pest control services for homes and businesses in Temecula, California, knows how prevalent black widows are in the area. They use pest control products with low toxicity that are still very effective for controlling black widow infestations. By using the best application practices available, they are able to use fewer pesticides and ones that are safer to use around children and pets. They also know where black widows tend to hide, and pay special attention to those areas.
It’s important to stay on top of pests like black widows. Even if you completely eradicate all of the spiders surrounding your property, they will eventually come back, looking for food and shelter. That’s why it’s important to spray regularly for black widows. At Knockout, they recommend signing up for one of their regular maintenance plans, in which a pest control technician comes out on a regular basis (typically quarterly) to apply pest control products. They even guarantee their service. So, if a customer on their regular maintenance plan sees even one spider in between scheduled treatments, they will come out free of charge and take care of the problem.
There are over-the-counter products that claim to get rid of black widows and other common pests, but they are not typically effective in preventing spiders from returning. Your best bet to keep black widow spiders under control is to hire a professional pest control company, like Knockout Pest Control in Temecula, that specializes in eradicating common pests.