Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

 Black Widow adult spiders can have an overall length (including legs) of 1½" with an almost spherical abdomen. They are typically black with red markings, but young spiders can be orange with white markings. It should be realized that color and markings are not always reliable characteristics for identification. Inside structures or buildings, they are typically found in seldom used or cluttered areas that provide more harborage areas for insects. Outdoors they prefer dry protected areas including under porches or decks, in rock walls or under stones, hollow tree stumps, woodpiles, etc...

 Always contact a physician if a spider bite is suspected, and if possible the suspected spider should be captured for identification. In terms of poisonous bites, only the female black widow spider is of concern; whose venom is a neurotoxin. The pain is usually immediate and can last for up to 48 hours. Other symptoms can be nausea, sweating, increased blood pressure and body temperature. The bite is not always felt so the only reliable evidence is a slight swelling with 2 tiny red spots where the fangs entered.