Black Widow Control In Hattiesburg: Tips And Tricks For Successful Removal

Serving Families Throughout Hattiesburg
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Spiders are stars in many horror movies, and we munch our popcorn furiously as we watch these hairy pests chase people through dark caves. Why are we so terrified of these creatures? It is probably the combination of multiple eyes and legs, hairy features, quick erratic movements, and that some species capture insects in their sticky webs. Names such as black widow add to the fear factor. 

If you have a black widow in your home, or there are spiders you think are black widows, you need spider control in Hattiesburg from Havard Pest Control. Our family-owned and operated company began removing pests from homes in 1947. High ratings and reviews on Google and Facebook from thousands of customers across the three states we serve demonstrate our commitment to customer service, quality products, and honesty. As a QualityPro Certified company, an achievement earned by only 3% of pest control companies nationwide, you know you cannot go wrong with partnering with us.

Identification of Black Widow Spiders

Spiders are arachnids with eight legs, a two-part body, spinnerets, and compound eyes. Unlike insects, spiders do not have antennae, stingers, or wings. Black widow spiders have 1 1/2 to 1 3/8-inch black bodies with two orange-reddish triangles that intersect to form an "hourglass" pattern on the underside of their abdomen. The hourglass pattern is the best way to distinguish between black widows and spiders that look like black widows.

If you see these spiders in your basement, garage, or crawl space, you need Havard Pest Control to remove them from your home. 

Signs of Black Widow Infestation

You can determine if you have a black widow problem in your Hattiesburg house by looking for these signs: 

  • Cast skins
  • Droppings
  • Black widow spiders
  • Irregular, messy webs near the ground in dry, dark locations
  • Grey or white marble-sized egg sacs with a notch at the top

Black widows shed their external skeleton (exoskeleton) when they progress through the growth stages. You will find these brownish or greyish discarded skins in hiding places and among clutter. Like all living creatures, black widows produce fecal matter. Search for pepper-like droppings in areas where these arachnids live. 

If you see indicators of these venomous spiders, partner with Havard Pest Control and let us remove them from your home. 

Factors That Attract Black Widow Spiders To Your Property

Spiders are content to live outdoors, but they will invade a home when these factors are present:

  • Insects
  • Leaking pipes
  • Dense vegetation
  • Wood, rock, and leaf piles on the property
  • Clutter in the garage, basement, or crawl space

Black widow spiders often follow insects into homes, so when you have a spider infestation, you may also have an issue with flies, crickets, moths, cockroaches, beetles, etc. Like all pests, spiders require moisture, and leaking plumbing fixtures provide the perfect moisture source. Because black widows hide in dark and undisturbed areas, anything that provides these elements (dense shrubbery, stones, woods, cardboard boxes, etc.) provides the perfect environment.

When a highly trained Havard Pest Control inspects your Hattiesburg home, we will identify harborage locations and attractants on your property. 

Professional Pest Control Keeps The Black Widow Spiders Away

As a QualityPro Certified company, we have certified, background-checked technicians that we will dispatch to your home. Our process begins with a thorough investigation to determine entry points, attractants, and spider hot spots. We will alert you if we discover an insect infestation is drawing black widow spiders into your home. 

Using the data we collect, we will create a targeted treatment strategy to eradicate the black widows, which includes an initial interior treatment. Using our products, we will form a barrier around your home to deter spiders and other pests from entering your home. We will also remove spider webs in areas 12 feet or lower from the ground. 

Contact us today to learn about spider control near you from Havard Pest Control.