Monday, March 31, 2014

Dallas TX Pest Control Tips: How to Identify Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spiders

From our Dallas TX pest control home visits, we have learned that some of our customers find insects, spiders, and all forms of “creepy, crawly” things intriguing. Others seem to find them downright terrifying. The latter group has members who simply hate the idea of these pests scurrying around quickly on multiple legs, while others may only be afraid of spiders that are large or happen to end up on their arm or leg. While some may see this fear as illogical, it is important to understand that some pests, and spiders in particular, can be a very real threat to humans.

Two such spiders, in particular, fall into this dangerous category. One of these is the black widow. Did you know that the black widow’s “bite is much feared because its venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s”? ( A bite from a black widow can result in several hazardous symptoms in healthy adults such as muscle aches, nausea, and difficulty breathing due to diaphragm paralysis. Unfortunately, young children or the elderly may be more seriously affected by a bite, and in rare cases, the result can be fatal.
Black widows are often easy to identify. They are black and generally, but not always, have a red hourglass-like shape on their “stomachs.” However, it is important to realize that this is not always the case. Sometimes they may simply have a red dot or even no red at all.
The second type of spider to be particularly leery of is the brown recluse. The brown recluse is known for its venomous bite as well. Often a bite that has not allowed too much venom to enter the body will heal quickly, leaving only a small red marking on the victim’s skin. Those who are not as lucky may develop quite a large wound, several inches long and wide, that may take a couple of months to heal. As with the case of the black widow, those who are weaker may experience heightened symptoms such as restlessness, chills, fever, and vomiting as a result.
The best advice our Dallas TX pest control experts can give is to do all you can to avoid these spiders if you find them. In other words, do not deliberately disturb them, their webs, or their surroundings. Keep your family members away and call our experts as soon as possible. We will come quickly and remove the danger from your home, as well as check to ensure that there is not an infestation. We will treat the home and leave it free of these harmful spiders.
These spiders are common to the Dallas area, so watch out for them. If you are in need of Dallas TX pest control, give our experts a call today at 214-222-7378. You can learn more about our services at

Dallas TX pest control
Romney Pest Control
17170 Jordan Rd
Selma, TX 78154
(210) 566-7378

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