Black Widow Spider

What do black widow spiders look like?

Black Widow Spiders are about 1 1/2 inches long, females are jet black and glossy, with a round abdomen or
Belly. There is a hour glass marking on their (abdomen) belly. The southern form sometimes have dots on the dorsal
side of the abdomen. The northern form has red spots in the middle of their backs.

How dangerous are black widow spiders?
The female Black Widow Spider can be dangerous to adults and children .Whenever they bite a poisonous venom is
spewed into the victim. This venom is paralytic to insects on which the spiders feed. Females are poisonous and their
venom is 15 times more potent than that of the rattlesnake while the males are harmless. The amount of venom is

Where do Black Widow spiders live?
The Black Widow Spiders are often found in places where we least expect them. These include indoors and outdoors
where the areas are partially protected. Their webbing can be seen in garages, crawl spaces attics and basements.
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Reproductive Capacity:
Spiders egg sacks carry several hundred eggs and 2 egg sacks are produced by most adult females. The eggs hatch in
2 to 3 weeks. Adult female Black Widow Spiders are very protective of their eggs and their young. The adult females
can live up to 6 or 8 months.