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What Does a Spider Bite Look Like?

Your home is your resting spot, your haven, and your sanctuary. After a hard day’s work or play, it’s the best thing in the world to come home and relax. Preserving that safety and peace is an important part of a comfortable home. Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars on security systems, specialized door locks and safe windows to prevent break-in from burglars, yet people fail to protect their home from another dangerous invader. Spiders can easily slip through a crack under a drafty door, crawl in through a vent or crack in the exterior, or come inside quickly if the door is left open too long. They find their ways inside and when they do, hunkering down in a hidden spot to lay a fat, juicy egg sac is just what they’ll do. One of the biggest reason people are afraid of spiders is because of their bite. A spider’s bite is painful and itchy and some spiders’ bites are fatal and deadly. Protecting your home from these dangerous intruders is vital. Just as you’d lock your door and arm your security system, you need to defend your home with the professional help of Green Pest Services’ guaranteed spider control.

How to Recognize a Spider Bite

If you find a mysterious itchy welt on your body, it may be difficult to determine what bit you. Below are a few characteristics of spider bites.

Redness, usually spreading away from bite
Discoloration around the bite that looks like a halo or bullseye

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Two small fang marks
  • Drainage from bite site
  • Numbness or Tingling

Spider bites can be very aggravating and painful but some spider bites like black widow or brown recluse bites are quite dangerous. If you experience hives, shortness of breath, weakness, wheezing, body aches, leg cramps, headache, chills or sweating after a spider bite, get to the emergency room quickly. Poisonous spiders have toxins that affect the muscular and nervous system and left untreated, they can do some serious damage or even cause death.

Green Pest Services Saves the Day

When you are looking for experienced Alexandria spider control, we have got your back. Our spider control is effective and guaranteed to give you the peace of mind you desire. Spider bites are scary and you don’t want to risk the health and safety of your loved ones. Give us a call today for a thorough inspection of your home. It’s important to have this done every few months because though you may not see them, spiders are masters at hiding. Year round spider control will keep your home free of spiders and hatching egg sacs. Call us today and keep all the unwanted intruders OUT!