False Black Widow Spiders

Are Black Widow spiders becoming endangered, and do we really care? In urban areas of North America, False Black Widow spiders are quickly displacing our native Black Widows. But most of us, especially those of us who have been bit by real Black Widows, are probably not feeling much in the way of concern for these spiders. … False Black Widow spiders are pests that are often mistaken for the real thing but these spiders are invaders from Europe. And, like Black Widow spiders, you don’t want them in or around your home either … we can help!
Steatoda grossa

False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa)

It looks like a Black Widow, it’s web does too but there’s no “hourglass.” At this point, if you’ve come across one, you probably don’t care that it’s not a real widow spider and you’re not about to check out is stomach for a red hourglass! The good news is that although these False Widow spiders can bite, their venom isn’t as strong or long-lasting as that of a real Black Widow spider. Still, you want them gone. Hearts Pest Management can treat for False Widow and real Black Widow spiders, we’ll web dust and get rid of the egg sacs as well. If you have a lot of spiders, it’s because you have a lot of insects – their food source. We will treat for both spiders and insects.

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Treating with pesticides, either with traditional or organic methods helps control spider populations but there are some things a homeowner or tenant should do to keep spiders such as the False Black Widow at bay. This spider can go months without eating as long as it has water nearby. Like real Black Widows, the False Black Widow spider likes to hide in dark corners and cabinets. False Widow females can lay 3 or more egg sacs a year with 40-100 eggs in each sac. Frequent web dusting and sweeping is important to keep a female False Widow from settling in; especially when she can live up to 6 years! Call today at 1-800-986-1006 for help with a spider infestation. You’re also welcome to complete the form below and a caring Hearts Pest Management representative will contact you shortly.
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References Mallis, Arnold, Handbook of Pest Control, Tenth Edition, The Mallis Handbook Company, 2011 Wikipedia – Steatoda grossa

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