Every year we receive many calls about getting rid of spiders. Call us today for a free inspection.
We know that many of you hate finding any insects in your home. If you’re one of the many Americans who hate spiders in their home, we can help. To get rid of the pest problem in your home we’ll also need to get rid of the other bugs so that the spiders don’t have a source of food and a reason to come back.
There are two types of poisonous spiders here in Pompano Beach: the brown recluse and the black widow. If you or a family member has seen one of the two, then you’ll want one of our experts to come out today to protect your family and pets.
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Brown Recluse in Pompano Beach
In most cases, the brown recluse that you would find in Pompano Beach, FL isn’t very large. It is usually somewhere between half an inch to an inch in size. It can be identified by its brown color, with a black stripe down its back.
Some say this black line is in the shape of a violin, which results in the brown recluse also being nicknamed the fiddleback spider, brown fiddler, or violin spider. Their species doesn’t build the pretty webs that many other species do. Their webs can often appear to be random threads just put together.
If you see a web-like this you should call us immediately. Common areas that we’ve found a brown recluse inside include:
Most bites happen because of body pressure; when an insect is accidentally caught against exposed skin. It can also happen while moving away from things or putting on a garment that they are hiding in. Their species has little teeth and their bite can’t pierce through clothes.
The initial brown recluse bite is often painless. Unfortunately, the area may soon become red and swollen. Most people bit by this type of spider usually need about 3 weeks for it to heal.
Black Widow in Pompano Beach
You’ve probably seen pictures of a black widow before. Its body is a shiny black with a red hourglass on its underside. There are three different widow species found in Pompano Beach, FL, and the surrounding areas. These are:
- western widow
- northern widow
- brown widow
We’ve found black widows in houses, barns, basements, sheds and woodpiles. Their species is considered very poisonous and is quite common. You should always wear gloves when you’re reaching into an area where a black widow could be lurking.
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.
They usually start about 1-3 hours after the bite has occurred. The most common symptoms of their bite are:
- intense pain
- rigid abdominal muscles
- muscle cramping
- general malaise (not feeling well)
- local sweating
- 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.
Give Us A Call Today!
If you suspect that you have a black widow or brown recluse in or around your home, you should call us immediately. It’s fairly easy to kill a poisonous spider when you see it, but this won’t help to protect you from those that you haven’t seen. If you found one, you can bet yourself there are others.
No matter if you want to get rid of non-poisonous, or poisonous spiders, our Pompano Beach experts can assist you. We can help remove the existing spiders from your home and prevent future pests from getting in. Just give us a call today and we’ll send out our pest removal specialists.