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Spider Control

Spiders are a common year-round household pest that forms webs around lamp posts, in doorways and dark spaces like basements, attics or ductwork. They are often found behind shrubs, under boards or along the siding of houses. Many species can survive months without food or water. In the home, spiders usually spread from the attic and crawl spaces to the rest of the house.

Some spiders, such as brown recluse and black widows, are not only a nuisance, but they also have a venomous bite.

Black Widow

Black Widow

Black widows are typically identified by a black body with an orange or red hourglass on the bottom of the abdomen, but some have only a red stripe, pair of dots or no markings at all. Their bite is potentially neurotoxic to humans, causing severe muscle pain or spasms. However, the name “widow” is inspired by a strain of the female species that devours the male spider after mating.

 
Special treatment and insecticides are required for brown recluse spiders and black widows.

 

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

 
Brown recluse spiders can be identified by a marking on their backside described as a fiddle or violin, and they have three pairs of eyes, as opposed to most spiders which have four pairs. Even with these distinct markings, brown recluse spiders and their bites are frequently misidentified.
 
Success requires experience, training, and the proper techniques and tools. Our experienced technicians are trained to identify and get rid of spiders inside and outside your home or business.

What to do if you have a spider bug bite?

 

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Wash the Bite with Soap and Water

Wash the infected area with soap and water. Lather soap on the infected area and leave the soap on until it dries. This will relieve itchiness and prevent infection.
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Apply a Steroidal Anti-Itch Cream

Hydrocortisone or cortisone cream will reduce the itchiness of the infected area as well as inflammation. This can be found at your local drugstore or pharmacy. 

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Home Remedies

Other ways to get itch relief to include the following:

  • Combine baking soda and water to create an anti-itch paste. Apply this to the infected area.
  • Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub the infected area to relieve irritation.
  • Apply Aloe Vera gel to the infected area for pain relief.
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Consult Your Doctor

If you have multiple bites, think you have an infection, blisters, or may have suffered an allergic reaction, consult your doctor immediately.