Many Santee residents don’t like spiders. It should be noted, though, that spiders can be helpful due to their role of eating insects and other arthropods. In most instances, spiders are completely harmless to humans. The poisonous venomous spider that poses a threat in Santee is the black widow.

In most instances, venomous spiders like the black widow won’t come into homes. When they are found in homes they are usually in dark areas such as closets, basements, and garages. More commonly, Santee black widows are found in outdoor sheds or piles of firewood. To protect yourself, please make sure that you always put gloves on when reaching into woodpiles. As you probably already know, black widows can be identified by its black body and red hourglass. If you see one of these in or around your home or business then you should call us immediately.


How Did I Get Infested?

If you have insect issues in your home, then you may have a potential black widow problem. This particular spider feeds on ants, flies, and other types of insects. A crack in your door or window is an invitation for them to come to your house and start hunting.

To prevent infestation, keeping your yard and house in good condition is necessary, especially for pests like the black widow. Tallgrass and piles of firewood is an attractive place for them to forage food, to inhabit and to build webs.

Black Widow Bite

Their bite is quite painful. The pain starts from the bitten part, then a few minutes later, it will spread to other body parts. A bite from them can barely result in death. Male bites are not that dangerous but the female type can pose a threat to humans. They only bite when they are disturbed.

They also tend to be extremely timid and has rarely been reported to bite. Its webs may occur anywhere that there is sufficient space to make one. It may be extremely abundant in houses and other man-made structures (e.g., barns, fences, guard rails, bridges). They reproduce frequently and disperses rapidly, which makes it nearly impossible to control.

Call our Santee Black Widow Experts

No matter if you have harmless or poisonous spiders, we will get rid of your Santee spider problem so that you don’t have to deal with them. Give us a call at (619) 450-1353 today to get any questions answered and schedule your appointment.