Just hanging out, waiting for a cricket…

Black Widow Spiders

The more food (prey) on your property might increase the probabilities of scorpions and or spiders. Spiders are good for pest reduction but they also pose a clear and present danger to the homeowner and family. Most webs are in out of the way areas, sheltered porches and sheds. I have seen them under stone benches and planters. Webs can be several feet across, with guywires well beyond that and the web itself is crinkly to the touch. The Black Widow hangs upside down waiting for prey to come in contact with the web.

Always wear gloves when doing work around the house and shed.

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