Black Widow Bites
Black widow bites don’t hurt immediately but the pain sets in quickly. There will be slight local swelling with two red spots where the fangs entered. Pain increases rapidly up to 3 hours and continues for up to 48 hours. Other symptoms include fever, raised blood pressure, sweating, and nausea. Seek medical help immediately and bring in the spider for identification purposes if possible. Since there is anti-venom available, bites are rarely fatal.
To prevent further infestation, keep buildings in good repair, seal cracks and crevices correctly and remove clutter and debris from the premises to reduce harborage areas. We recommend removing webs and egg sacks buy vacuuming and sweeping and also recommend removing their food source. We recommend contacting your local pest control technician, who will inspect and identify the species, then apply the appropriate treatment.