Black Widow Spider
Black Widow spider in a rodent bait box
The black widow spider is one of the most feared spiders in the USA. It is so recognized by most people that they totally leave it alone. This spider prefers dark damp areas which in the professional pest control arena can and is our rodent bait boxes. We will find them under the edge of the siding near ground level and other similar areas. This is why we recommend that the homeowner clean clutter out from around the home and even move your firewood to a location at least 30 to 50 feet from the house.
One industry that I am fully familiar with is the mobile home set up and take downs. This is where I have seen many black widows. When you have to move and place hollow concrete blocks that are under these homes, think and look first as anyone of these blocks can harbor a big fat black widow spider that can give you a nasty bite. When we go under mobile homes and other homes for our termite treatments and inspections, we always look for any black widows.
Most people will not see a black widow in the house, but you can never say never, as over the past 20 years or more I have heard of several people with a black widow they found under the sink or even in the back of the closet.
The black widow spider is a web making spider, unlike most of the ones we see out in the open on a regular basis. They build a scraggly ugly web in a small area, like the hollow of a concrete block. They prey on more crawling insects than anything else. This is why we do not recommend using any spider traps for black widows as they stay in their own little space and don’t travel like our wolf spiders.
Black Widow Spiders can be found all over but here in the south we seem to have more than our share of them. So no matter if you live in Atlanta or Savannah, you have black widows somewhere nearby.
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