Very few people actually like spiders in and around their homes. Even those who do don’t typically let them wander around uninhibited, but rather, keep them in terrariums or other types of enclosures. Spiders are widely considered “pests” by most people. Some of them are more than pests, and can be dangerous—especially to small children and pets.
According to Health Research Funding, “…approximately 3.5 to 6.1% percent of the world’s population suffers from the worst level of arachnophobia,” also known as the fear of spiders. But you don’t have to have a diagnosed phobia to want your home or place of business free from spiders.
According to the pest control technicians at Knockout Pest Control & Termite in Temecula, California, getting rid of spiders is one of the top reasons homeowners and business owners call their company for service. They explain, “No one wants spiders in their home. Even if you aren’t necessarily afraid of them, you don’t want to share your space with them. They make a mess with their webs, and some of them are actually dangerous.”
Temecula, California isn’t a place that’s home to the most dangerous species of spiders on earth (that “honor” is reserved for places like Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil), but there are a few spiders that you wouldn’t want to get bitten by. One of those is the black widow. A black widow bite isn’t typically deadly, but it can cause some major discomfort. Symptoms include muscle cramps and spasms, nausea and/or vomiting, abdominal cramping, and rashes.
Black widows aren’t easy to spot. You’re more likely to notice their webs before you actually see the spiders themselves because black widows tend to hide out in dark places, such as under patio furniture or in wood piles. In general, if you don’t disturb them, they won’t disturb (bite) you, but you may unintentionally disturb them when you hose off your patio or grab pieces of wood for your fire pit.
Knockout Pest Control recommends calling a professional Temecula pest control company as soon as you see signs of black widows. They explain, “A professional pest control technician will have the right equipment and pesticides to take care of black widows. They also are trained to apply the pesticides in the places that black widows are most likely to hang out, and know the right amounts to use to take care of the problem effectively. DIY black widow treatment is not recommended, as it doesn’t typically take care of the problem, and applying pesticides incorrectly can actually be dangerous. While they’re there treating your home or business for black widows, a pest control company can also treat the area for any other pest problems, such as ants, cockroaches, or rodents.”
A good Temecula pest control company can help keep your home or business free from spiders, so you don’t have to worry about an unpleasant surprise like coming across a spider in your shower or getting a web in your face as you walk out onto your patio.
To learn more about pest control in Temecula, visit the website of Knockout Pest Control and Termite, and take a look at their informative blog, which covers all types of issues related to common pests in the area: https://www.knockoutpestcontrolandtermite.com/blog/