Many people may not be fully aware that the venomous black widow spider can be found in Maryland. Exterminators in Timonium, including Raven Termite and Pest Control, are on call to help eradicate a spider infestation in your home or building. Because, once spiders or insects enter your home, you need to bring in a professional for treatment.

How to Identify a Black Widow Spider

Usually, it is good to have spiders around as they control the populations of other insects. Unfortunately, some spiders may harm people. Plus, just spotting a larger or venomous spider, especially if it is a black widow spider, can give someone a real scare.

Do you know what a black widow spider looks like? A black spider with two reddish triangular markings down the back, usually joined to form a hourglass shape, is your biggest clue that you’ve encountered a black widow spider. Even though casualties related to being bitten by this spider is rare, the black widow’s venom is up to 15 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake. If bitten, people experience breathing difficulties, nausea, and muscle aches.

Preventing a Spider Infestation

Spiders typically live outdoors and feed on insects. However, certain species live in homes, feeding on flies, cockroaches, ants, and other spiders that they find inside. Spiders make their way indoor via cracks or openings around doors or windows. We recommend you caulk cracks and seal openings, particularly at ground level, to make it challenging for spiders to get inside

Professional Exterminators in Timonium Eliminate Spiders

Do you think that you may have a spider problem? Are insects invading your home this spring? The proven way to rid your home or office of pests is a call to Raven Termite and Pest Control. Our professional staff brings the tools and know how to eliminate any infestation. We offer service contracts for all of your pest control needs and provide same day service. Click here today and schedule your FREE pest inspection.