While they do not spread disease and will eat other harmful pests, spiders are considered a nuisance pest in homes and businesses. People’s dislike for spiders can range from general annoyance, to an irrational psychological fear, called arachnophobia. Spider webs can also create problems in residential and commercial settings. Spider webs are often considered unsightly and give visitors an impression that a space is not clean or inviting. Most spiders are nocturnal, shy, and avoid conflict by running away. They will only bite if they feel threatened (for example, being squeezed or held).
Black widow spiders are most recognized for the red hourglass shape on the back. Contrary to legend, female black widow spiders rarely devour the male black widow spider after mating. Their round bodies can be 3/4" in length and 3/8" in diameter.
Black widow spiders are often found around wood piles and gain entry into a structure when firewood is carried into a building. They are also found under eaves, in boxes, and other areas where they are undisturbed
The venom of a black widow spider is a neurotoxin and is used as a defense. Black widow spiders do not bite humans instinctively. They usually avoid human contact if possible. The black widow spider bite can cause severe pain. Young children and the elderly are especially susceptible to a severe reaction to a black widow spider bite. The female bite should be considered a medical emergency, as it can result in serious health complications.
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