Black Widow Spider

lightmin - October 5, 2011

Black Widow SpiderPhysical Characteristics

The adult female is about 1/2″ including an almost spherical abdomen about 1/4″-3/8″ in diameter with overall length including legs of about 1 1/2″-1 3/8″. Females are black in color with identifiable marking of a red hourglass.

Behavior

Black Widows can be found in irregular webs and hang upside down or in sheltered places, such as under stones, firewood piles, under decking, hollow tree stumps, trees and rodent burrows. A favorite place is in barns, outhouses, henhouses, sheds, meter boxes, bricks, barrels and woodpiles.

Treatment

Part of the Clark’s Pest Control treatment is not only providing a residual barrier for the control of insects and spiders, but to also physically sweep down all accessible spider webs Look At This.