Black Widow Spiders are found throughout California and may be encountered when cleaning trash from closets, garages, attics and other places inside. Black Widow Spiders are also found outside in woodpiles, trash piles and other dark places. From the top, a Black Widow is shiny, inky black with eight legs, up to one inch across including the legs. The red-orange hourglass marking is on the bottom.
The females are larger than the males, and only the females are poisonous. Sometimes they bite without injecting venom. If the bite develops the appearance of a target (a pale area surrounded by a red ring) and muscle cramps develop within two hours, seek medical attention. To eliminate the spiders from your property, call us.
Brown Recluse Spiders
Famous for hiding, brown recluse spiders are sometimes called violin spiders or fiddle back spiders because of the violin-shaped marking. It is only about a half-inch long, including legs, about half the size of a Black Widow Spider. The violin marking is hard to see. It starts at the eyes with the fiddle back pointing to the spider’s “waist.” Call us for help with insect and spider pests. Free estimates