Widow Spiders

Bid Farewell to Widow Spider Worries

Widow spiders lurking around? Our expert services at Marett Pest Control ensure your safety and peace of mind. In South Carolina, widow spiders, particularly the Black Widow, are a serious concern due to their venomous bites. While they are not usually aggressive, it's crucial to handle potential infestations with care. Our experienced team is skilled in safely identifying and removing widow spiders from your property.

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How To Identify Widow Spiders

  • Widow spiders, especially the Black Widow, are known for their shiny, black bodies and red hourglass marking on the underside.
  • They are typically about 1.5 inches in diameter, including their leg span.
  • Female widow spiders are larger and more distinctive than males, which are smaller and lighter in color.
  • Their webs are irregular, often found close to the ground in sheltered, dark areas.
  • In South Carolina, the most common species is the Black Widow, although others may be present.

Widow Spiders Habits

  • Widow spiders are typically solitary and prefer undisturbed areas.
  • They are more active at night when they come out to feed.
  • Their diet mainly consists of insects, which they capture in their webs.
  • Females can be aggressive, especially when guarding eggs.
  • They often inhabit areas such as woodpiles, storage boxes, and under eaves.

How To Prevent Widow Spiders

  • Regularly inspect and clear away clutter from garages, basements, and storage areas.
  • Wear gloves when moving items stored for long periods, like in garages or sheds.
  • Keep your yard clean and free of debris where spiders can hide.
  • Seal cracks and crevices around your home's foundation to prevent indoor entry.
  • If you suspect the presence of widow spiders, contact Marett Pest Control for a professional inspection and safe removal.
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