No family needs an unwanted guest. Pests can come into your home while you and your family sleep, and you may not even recognize the signs of an insect infestation as it grows right under your nose. At Gecko Pest Control in Chico, California, we can take care of your unwanted guests and make sure that they cannot come back.


One of the worst aspects of having insects in your home is the potential for bites. Insect bites vary but typically cause a mild reaction. This happens when your body reacts to the venom or other proteins that insects inject through their saliva. Typical symptoms include redness, swelling, pain, or itching. Some have more severe allergic reactions to insect bites such as spider bites, bee stings, and others. These symptoms can include hives, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, swelling of the face, lips, or throat, breathing problems, and even shock.


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There are simple solutions to the most common spider bites in your first aid kit. Wash the area with mild soap and water, then apply an antibiotic ointment to the bite. Apply a cold compress to the area. Use a cloth dampened with cold water, or one filled with ice to help reduce pain and swelling. If the person was bitten on the arm or leg, elevate the limb. For pain, take something over-the-counter, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or an antihistamine.


Although most spider bites only cause minor injury, there are a few particularly dangerous spiders, such as the brown recluse spider and the Black Widow Spiders. If you know that you or someone else has been bitten by this type of spider, go to the emergency room immediately.


If you think that there is a spider problem in your home, look for signs of spider infestation.


The easiest way to prevent these pests from nibbling on your family is to hire a pest control company. When you choose to hire a professional to take care of your spider infestation, first aid on spider bites can be avoided. When you hire a professional to rid your home or spiders or other pests, you are hiring an expert technician who knows how to treat various forms of infestation, and how to do so whether your home is new or old.


Gecko Pest Control can help you get the spiders in your home under control. Our exterminators will continuously monitor your home to ensure that problems do not persist and any future infestations can be avoided. Gecko professionals? work outside of normal hours, as well as on weekends, so you can be sure that we are flexible to your home?s every need. If you want more details on our services or need to know how we can help your home today, call or email Gecko Pest Control today. You will feel the incredible peace of mind, outstanding customer service, and ultimately, the elimination of those unwanted guests.