Identifying & Controlling Spider Infestations in Brick & Ocean County NJ; Black Widow, Brown Recluse & Wolf Spiders
Spiders are notoriously the insect that gets feared the most. Their agility, multiple eyes, long legs, and potentially venomous bites haven given people the heebie-jeebies for centuries. Where there are some spiders that are actually beneficial to keep around to control the population of other insect species, some spiders can cause harm and no one wants an infestation!
Dynamic Pest Control would like to relate some information concerning the spiders in New Jersey.
1. How to Get Rid of Black Widows. Found nearly everywhere in the U.S., black widows can be discovered lurking in New Jersey. Black widow females are very distinct. They are black with a red hourglass shape on their body. Males are black also but do not have the red hourglass shape. Males also do not have the hazardous venom that females have but who wants to get close enough to make sure the red hourglass is not present? A black widow’s silk used to construct webs, is the strongest in the world according to experts. They do not create beautiful and elegant webs. Rather their webs look like chaos and resemble a cob web. They desire to snare beetles, flies, moths, grasshoppers and other spiders for their meals. But what goes around comes around; praying mantis prefer the black widow for their food as well as many species of birds. The black widow produces neurotoxins that demolish the nervous system of a small bug. If a black widow bites a person, the initial contact area will swell, and you can experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, abdominal cramps, copious sweating, muscle pain and spasms as well as fevers. If you suspect you have gotten bitten by a black widow, seek out medical treatment.
2. Brown Recluse Prevention. Brown recluse spiders are more populated in the Midwest and agricultural states, but are still spotted residing in New Jersey. They range in a few degrees of brown, from a creamy tan to coffee hue. They also have a violin-shaped marking crowning their head. Brown recluse spiders are not aggressive towards humans but will bite if frightened or they feel threatened. They prefer to dwell in dark, undisturbed areas in the garage and closets, but will also seek seclusion in clothing, bedding, or shoes that have been left unattended for a time. After a brown recluse spider bites, a red, purple or blue rash will appear with a white ring. Symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite include: nausea and vomiting, headache, joint pain and stiffness and a red rash.
3. Wolf Spider Control. Wolf spiders are frequently mistaken for tarantulas with their similar build and stature. The wolf spider has a thick coat of hair and is brown in color. Wolf spider females will attach her egg sacs on her back and carry them around everywhere she goes. Once the little critters hatch, they continue to live on their mother’s back for a few weeks, consuming the left over egg components. If one of her little ones falls off, she will simply stop and wait for them to climb back on. Getting bit by on these spiders is particularly uncomfortable. Red, itchy swelling occurs around the puncture area. Generally, over the course of three days, the pain will dissipate until it is gone. If the pain persists and the bite mark become black, seek medical attention immediately.
Spider Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in Brick and Ocean County as well as BURLINGTON, MONMOUTH, MIDDLESEX, ATLANTIC & MERCER COUNTIES OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
If you have discovered any venomous spiders, or have found you are experiencing any other pest infestation, call the professionals at Dynamic Pest Control. Our experts can efficiently control and remove infestations. And with continued maintenance visits, future problems are significantly minimized. Call us today for your next appointment!