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SpidersMany people dislike and even fear spiders even though, for the most part, they are very beneficial due to their role as predators of insects.
Are They Dangerous?
The two most common poisonous spiders in the continental United States are the Brown Recluse and Black Widow. However, due to the colder winters in the Midwest, they cannot survive in this area. If one has been found in our region, it has been transported from warmer climates and will not survive here for any entended period of time. However, we have provided some facts for your information.
Black Widow Spider
The Black Widow Spider: The other "poisonous" spider is the Black Widow spider. This spider is rarely found indoors, preferring dark, dry, relatively undisturbed places such as woodpiles, hollow stumps, shrubbery, stones, meter boxes, etc. Like the Brown Recluse, the Black Widow does not actively seek out humans, but instead only bites if disturbed.
Symptoms of a Black Widow bite are largely internal; little more than local swelling and redness may develop at the bite site. Internal effects may range from mild to severe. Some of these symptoms may include muscular spasms, profuse sweating, fever, elevated blood pressure, difficulty in breathing or speaking, restlessness, and nausea. Typically these symptoms reach their peak within 24 hours of the bite and subside over the next 2 to 3 days. Small children, the elderly, or people in poor health are most likely to suffer from the more severe symptoms. If you suspect a Black Widow spider has bitten you, do not panic, but seek medical attention as soon as possible.
ControlOur spring and fall service can dramatically reduce the number of spiders seen in the home. Spiders can also be a product of insect infestations, while they are difficult to control through chemical means, controlling the insects they feed on will help to reduce the numbers of spiders you are seeing in the home. Call Monroe Pest Control Company, Inc. for a free inspection and estimate should you have problems with spiders or other insects in or around your home.