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Black Widow Season is Here!

It’s that time of year again; fall. Fall generally means cooler weather and back-to-school time, but it also means it’s the height of spider season, more specifically Black Widow season. We call this the “Height” of Black Widow Season because it is generally when people start to notice them around their homes more often. As the weather cools down, insects and spiders, of all kinds, are looking for a place to go doormat for the winter time, and this is commonly seen in the fall months, before it gets especially cold outside. You may notice more spiders, including the Black Widow, outside and inside of your home this time of year.

Photo of Black Widow provided by Accurate technician; Kyle Hosteen.

They become more mobile as they are looking for a place to stay warm and safe during the winter time, and often times that place is your home. The Black Widow spider is one of the few poisonous species of spiders that we have here in Utah, as well as the Yellow-Sac , Brown Recluse, and Hobo Spider. All of these spiders have the potential of making their way into your home during the fall months, putting you, your children, and your pets at risk of a serious bite that can even be life threatening. We always recommend a fall treatment on your home. It is actually one of the most important treatments you may have all year, as it prevents insects and spiders from entering into your home. If you are in need of a fall service, call us today, and find out what it means to live a pest free life, especially from those scary and dangerous Black Widow Spiders!

 

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