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Spider Control

A lot of people dislike spiders. However, most of them are helpful due to their role as predators of insects and other arthropods. In most instances, they are completely harmless to humans. The only two venomous spiders found that pose a threat in Miami are the black widow and the brown recluse.

Our pest control professionals are also experts at removing spiders. There are several reasons why people seek to remove them in their home and backyard. Whatever the reason for wanting to eliminate them from your house, our specialists are here to help you.

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Black Widows in Miami FL

In most cases, venomous spiders such as the black widow won’t be found in residences. If they’re found in homes they are usually in dark areas such as closets and basements. More often, black widows are discovered in outdoor sheds or piles of firewood. To protect yourself, ensure that you always wear gloves when reaching into dark areas. As you may already know, black widows are distinguished by their glossy black color and red hourglass on the belly.

Generally, black widow spiders are very timid and only bite in self-defense such as when they accidentally come in contact with humans. Their bite symptoms are systemic, spreading through the body via the lymphatic system. The symptoms usually start about 1-3 hours after the bite has occurred. The most common symptoms of their bite are intense pain, muscle cramping, nausea, vomiting, general malaise (not feeling well), local sweating, and hypertension (high blood pressure). If left untreated, bite symptoms will generally last 3-5 days. Treatment includes Calcium gluconate and/or antivenin which is administered to relieve or counteract symptoms.

Brown Recluse Spider

The brown recluse can be identified by its brown body and black fiddle on its body. Their webs often do not look similar to the webs of other spiders. It is often disorganized and does not make a nice pattern. The brown recluse is often discovered in garages, basements, sheds, and closets.

Their initial bite is usually painless. The bite site may become red and swollen. Most people who have been bitten by this type of spider usually heal in about 3 weeks.

Like other bugs, they are not excessively aggressive. A person could actually live in a structure that is infested with brown recluse spiders and never get bitten. Most bites happen because of body pressure; when an insect is accidentally caught against exposed skin. It can also happen while moving things or putting on a garment that they are hiding in. They have little teeth and their bite can’t pierce through clothes.

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Miami Black Widow & Brown Recluse Removal

No matter if you need to remove poisonous or harmless spiders, our pest control specialists would love to assist you. Our experts will get rid of your existing pest problem and prevent future problems from arising. Miami Bed Bugs Exterminator is waiting for your call at (786) 269-0530 today! 

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