Female black widow spiders are black and have a red hourglass-shaped mark on the underside of the abdomen. These spiders grow to be about 1/2″ in length and are usually found in woodpiles, boxes, under eaves, and other secluded areas. Black widows are timid spiders, typically only biting a human when they are disturbed. They are also nocturnal and spend most of the daylight inside their webs which are uneven and appear to be tangled. Victims of a black widow spider generally recover with a few days. The bite is only fatal about 5% of the time, but it causes chills, vomiting, abdominal cramps, partial paralysis, and spasms. Children and the elderly are at the greatest risk of death from a black widow bite. Gloves should be worn, and caution exercised when working around areas where black widows might be living.
The brown recluse spider usually grows to be 1/4″ to 3/4″ and can be yellowish, dark brown, dark gray. Also called the violin spider, they get their nickname due to the violin-shaped marking they have that points to the rear of the spider. Brown recluse spiders weave a small, irregular web and often live in wood piles, garages, and closets, anywhere they can remain undisturbed and dry. They can also find their way inside of shoes and piles of clothes. A bite from a brown recluse is serious. The venom causes tissue death and produces severe lesions. Bite victims may experience nausea, vomiting, muscle and joint pain, as well as a rash. Suspected bites should be medically evaluated. Exercise caution when working around areas where brown recluse spiders may be living.
Spider Control Treatment Areas in New Orleans and St. Tammany Parish: Kenner LA, Metairie LA, New Orleans LA, Belle Chase LA, Chalmette LA, Slidell LA, St. Tammany Parish, Northshore, Covington LA, Mandiville LA, Hammond LA
Spider Control Treatment Areas on Mississippi Gulf Coast: Bay St. Louis MS, Waveland MS, Pass Christian MS, Long Beach MS, Kiln, Hancock County, Diamondhead MS, Harrison County, Guflport MS, Orange Grove MS, Biloxi MS, Woolmarket MS, Vancleave MS, Ocean Springs MS, Jackson County MS, Pascagoula MS, Gautier MS, St. Martin MS, St. Andrews MS
Spider Control Treatment Areas on Alabama Gulf Coast: Mobile County, Balwin County, Mobile AL, Bayou la Batre AL, Dauphin Island AL, Irvington AL, Theodore AL, Saraland AL, Prichard AL, Spanish Fort AL, Daphne AL, Fairhope AL, Loxley AL, Foley AL, Gulf Shores AL, Orange Beach AL
Spider Control Treatment Areas Florida Panhandle: Pace FL, Pensacola FL, Gulf Breeze FL, Destin FL, Milton FL, Cantonment FL, Pensacola NAS, Navarre FL