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It’s not always obvious why pests are showing up in your Fort Worth home. The average resident doesn’t always have a messy place, ripe for insects and creatures to have a party. Frankly, anything could be the culprit. For instance, something on your lawn may be drawing creepy crawlers in. Maybe the structure of your abode is lacking something. If it’s difficult to identify the root of an issue and knowing how to stop pests will be even harder. Often, invasion signs are just as unclear. When it comes to spiders, seeing a lot of webs is the first clue that you need to take action.

a black widow sspider crawling on paper

There are many species of spiders, and the differences between each are important. An example is how they make their webs. Some are very neat and sit high, while others are the opposite. In the city, black widows are extremely common. This is unsettling, as this class is considered one of the most dangerous. Learn more about them, and how to prevent them from All-Safe Pest & Termite.

What Are the Risks of Fort Worth Spiders?

To reiterate, black widow spiders are frequently seen in the area. The 0.12 to 0.39 of an inch long bugs are indeed black and quite shiny. The females in the bunch can be as big as 0.51 of an inch. The hourglass-shaped mark on their stomachs makes them easy to recognize; it’s red in color. 
 
Black widow spiders usually build their nests in organic debris, which is why they’re deemed outdoor pests. Grasslands, forests, and other wooded plots are riddled with them, so be watchful when you’re in these settings. What prompts them to come indoors are food shortages and severe weather. They’ll come through cracks in foundations, windows, and doors. Afterward, they’ll lay in a dark spot with low-traffic, say a basement, garage, or closet. Having these spiders around hints at a greater pest problem, as they consume ants, grasshoppers,  flies, and other specimens.
 
You’ll know you have an infestation of black widows if you see these nocturnal arachnids during the daytime. Finding their jumbled webs near the ground or in sheltered spaces is another piece of evidence. It’s likely you’ll find their sticky masses in firewood and around furniture. An inflamed red bump will appear if you’re bitten by these spiders. It’s critical you seek medical attention because their venom can produce the following side effects:

  • Heightened heart rate and blood pressure 

  • Neurotoxin exposure 

  • Nervous system failure

  • Tremors

  • Skin lesions or swelling

  • Muscle and body pain 

  • Breathing complications 

  • Nausea

  • Fever

  • Those with heart or immune system conditions will be affected by a bite to a greater extent. So will the elderly and young children. 

     

How Do You Prevent Fort Worth Spiders?

Using these tips may protect you from black widows and spiders in general: 

  • Close up gaps in windows, doors, and foundations 

  • Fix leaks and other moisture breakdowns 

  • Keep the interior temperature even with a dehumidifier

  • Reduce clutter 

  • Distance firewood, logs, and greenery from doors that face the outside 

  • Examine outdoor furniture, storage items, and wood before going indoors

  • Sweep up webs you find

  • Call All-Safe Pest & Termite if you have challenges with critters spiders eat

What Can All-Safe Pest & Termite Do About Fort Worth Spiders?

At All-Safe Pest & Termite, our seasoned technicians use cutting-edge techniques and treatments to eradicate spiders. Their webs and nests will be efficiently and safely removed. We’ll advise you on how to avoid intrusions in the future as well. Our inexpensive plans that cover a host of regional critters are complete with guarantees and warranties. With us, you have nothing to lose except bugs. Call us today and ask about a free inspection!

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