Black Widow Spider: How to get rid of Black Widows

Black_widow_spider Also known as Southern and Northern Black Widows, Red Widows, and Brown Widows.

That red hourglass on the black widow spiders back...that is how you know it is one of them.

Black Widow Spider The Kids Found Black widow spiders are smaller than we thought. Black with 8 legs (please, only count the legs after it is dead), about 3/4 inch long and 3/8 inches around.

Black widow spiders are night dwellers, dormant during the day with their web close to the ground in a protected place.

You usually bring black widow spiders into the house in your firewood load and then they move into things like shoes that you don't wear often. Unlike the brown recluse spider who ventures out to feed, black widows feed at their web.

Black Widow Spider on Gravestone They only bite as a defense response when you push them against your skin like when you put your hand on them in the wood pile. But be aware, their bite is venomous and can cause a significant reaction.

PREVENTION:

  • Natural (Organic): Trim grass, brush, bushes that are next to the walls. Keep the kids sandbox closed tightly as well as any other concealed protected cavities need removal or constant maintenance to tell the black widow spider it is not a good place to set up her residence because the human will keep irritating her.
  • Lights tend to bring the food types that they eat...bugs of all types...so it follows that turning the light out or dimming it or putting in a yellow bulb is one method to make it harder for the spider to get food and learn it is time to relocate.
  • Inspect your walls and seal up all small openings, cracks, etc to deny entry to the spider and his fast food friends.
  • (NO COST TIP) Vacuum up any webs, eggs, nests that you can see. Some of them may be black widow owned and some not.
  • Remember the adage: Squish first and ask questions later. The problem here is that spiders really do help us by eating a lot of insect pests so think before squishing and if its not likely a black widow or brown recluse, let it be...maybe is a good thing.

Black Widow Spider Found in Car DO THE PESTICIDE BLAST:

  • Homeowner applied: You can purchase sprays locally and apply them as directed.
  • Professional applied: Applications by professionals will deter longer because they use stronger chemical concentration than a homeowner can obtain locally. Search the internet for a professional and their products plus contact information at their web site.

 

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SandBox: Deadly Spiders and more Hide There

Is there a deadly spider in this sandbox? Look see.

 

Your innocent looking child's sandbox in the back yard can harbor some very bad events.
Each year children are surprised when they pick up a toy left in the sandbox, and they get bitten by a spider. And in some cases, it is a very serious bite.

Because the black widow spider loves to hide in a quiet dark place, and that is exactly what the sandbox presents...even with the cover on it because the covers never seal the sandbox, they just lay on top leaving many access holes around the edges.
It is accessible to the black widow spider because it is low to the ground and the kids toys are full of small crevices where the black widow and maybe even brown recluses can spin their web to catch their prey.

Covers on sandboxes help if you have one, but they must fit very tight and most do not...and many are never even placed over the sandbox.

So, you MUST inspect every toy that is in a sandbox before your child is allowed to play.
Why...this is why...you must inspect a sandbox.

  • CAT URINE and FECES: Your neighbors cat will use the sandbox as their personal toilet if you left the cover off the box. Get that stuff out of there before those brown jewels from the cat find their way into your children's mouth.
  • INSECTS: If you gave your child a snack to eat the last time they played in the sandbox, they undoubtedly dropped some crumbs into the sand. The crumbs are food for insects of all types like roaches who will find it and eat it. Ants will be everywhere and as soon as your child sits down to play, they will start to scream from the ants biting them. Get those ants out of there before they play.
  • BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS: As we reported above, the sandbox is one of the very small black widow spiders favorite places to build their webs. When your child picks up a toy with the black widow spider hidden on it, they brush against the black widow, and the black widow bites your child...and that is very very bad. You must inspect the sandbox and pick up and look at every single toy...for spiders, black widows, brown recluses, and all the other spiders who can be there...even though they are not as poisonous as the black widow....because they still bite.
  • SCORPIONS: These little nasty creatures can hide in the sandbox as well. Scorpions sting and if you don't want your kids to get stung...you better check that sandbox before they begin their play.
  • WASPS: Sandboxes left unused for a long period can be inviting to a wasp as a place to safely build their nest. If they do, the nest will be attached to a toy or the loose fitting cover and it will be very obvious to you that wasps are there, but not to a young child. So inspect that sandbox BEFORE your child gets to it...to prevent massive stings and the urgent trip for medical care.

 

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Black widow spider in house?


You found a black widow spider in your house...
and want to get rid of the black widow
just as fast as you can...
before someone touches it and gets bit.
Check out the hourglass on the Black Widow spider
Black widow spiders do not usually amble or crawl
into your house by themselves...
Black widows need a taxi of sorts from a human.
So just how does this happen?

Do you have a fireplace? And do you burn wood in that fireplace.

That is the clue.

That wood you brought into the house to burn in your stove or in the fireplace is where the black widow spider hitched a ride indoors.

The black widow spins her web in woodpiles and other low to the ground dark places...

  • so to make certain you don't get bit...wear gloves when you bring the wood in and
  • do not bring in wood that you won't burn until the next day.

Oh yes. How do you get rid of that black widow already in the house...read on below or click the link above.

Choose one of these methods.

  • Step on the black widow.
  • Step on its egg sacks.
  • Burn the wood its web is attached to.
  • Burn all the rest of the wood inside the house as quickly as possible...that means do not store more wood than you can burn in an evening.


DID YOU KNOW...The female black widow spider eats the male black widow after mating. She hangs belly upward and rarely leaves the web. The black widow spider is not aggressive.
She will, however, bite instinctively when touched or pressed.

 

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Trap Black Widow Spiders Fast

Want to get rid of that Black Widow Spider lurking in your house?
Trapping spiders is easy...just watch...place the trap nearby...and bam.

Crawlingspider

Stuck or dead spider.
There are several different types. Here are your choices for spider traps.

Read the label...It traps them all.

Spider Glue Traps

Use your vacuum...just like this pro government scientist.

Government Vacuum Spider Trap

Sticky Traps get the spiders...black widows and brown recluses

Spider Trap

Thumbs up for the inventors of these traps.


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Got a black widow spider? Do this.

Nasty ladies. Hourglass with legs.

A pretty little spider that hides in her web.

A nasty spider that should be banished from the planet.

A black widow spider spins her web to catch breakfast

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