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What To Do If You've Been Bitten By A Black Widow Spider In Sacramento

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Being bitten by any bug is scary. What is even scarier is being bitten by a bug that is portrayed on TV and in movies as life-threatening. If you have never researched the black widow spider and you don’t know what to do if this pest bites you in Sacramento, here are some things to know. If you have just been bitten by a black widow, do not keep reading. Seek medical attention. And if you are currently looking for a short and long-term solution to these pests, call our team at EcoTech Pest Management. To learn more and find out what pest control in Sacramento looks like for these dangerous spiders, keep reading. 

Are Black Widows Able To Bite Humans?

There are many types of spiders that do not have the ability to bite humans. This does not mean they don’t have venom, just that they can’t bite through human skin. The question is, are black widows able to bite through human skin? Absolutely. These large arachnids are not just incredibly venomous, they have mouthparts that can easily puncture human skin. The good news is that these pests do not actively look for ways to attack humans. They won't crawl into your bed at night just to attack! You are most likely to get bitten if you accidentally threaten or trap a black widow against your body. To avoid this, keep your eye out for these pests and their irregular-shaped webs. 

What Should I Do If I Think A Black Widow Bit Me?

One common misconception about black widow bites is that pain is immediate. The initial bite feels like a pin prick and is not followed by immediate pain or discomfort. Unless you see the spider that bit you and identify it as a black widow, the only way to know you were bitten is to wait. If the area of the wound starts to swell and hurt a lot within 20 to 40 minutes, assume the worst. In our personal opinion, it is better to be safe than sorry. Start by seeking medical help. If possible, have a family member or friend bring you to the hospital. DO NOT apply a tourniquet to the area and do your best to remain calm and keep your heart rate down to slow the spread of the venom. Follow these steps, and you should be okay.

The Dangers Of Black Widow Bites

The black widow is one of the most dangerous spiders in America. Its bite can cause severe pain and swelling, followed by cramping, nausea, vomiting, tremors, and sweating. Although uncommon, fatalities related to black widow spider bites do occur. Fatalities typically occur in individuals who have certain preexisting medical conditions and do not seek medical attention after being bitten. As long as you visit a hospital after an attack from a dangerous spider, your life should not be at risk. 

Professional Spider Control For Black Widow Spiders In Sacramento

Finding a black widow spider indoors is a nightmare, one we hope you never have to deal with. Let our team at EcoTech Pest Management help you eliminate and keep these dangerous pests and other common spiders out of your home. We are experts in pest control and we have the safety equipment and treatments to deal with all sorts of harmful home invaders. We highly recommend taking advantage of one of our affordable long-term pest control plans. 

Call today to find the solution to different types of spiders in Sacramento and find a long-term pest care plan that best fits your needs.