The best way to get rid of black widow spiders is to eliminate their possible habitats. Remove woodpiles and lumber piles or at least keep them away from children and pets. Clean and vacuum houses, garages and sheds regularly to clear out webs, eggs and spiders. If you come across an individual black widow, you can carefully spray it with aerosol pesticide. Be careful not to attempt to kill it by simply hitting it because they can because aggressive if threatened. If at any time you feel that the problem is becoming a larger issue, contact a local exterminator to take care of the infestation.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.
North Carolina is home to dozens of species of spiders. While most species of spiders are relatively harmless, two poisonous species are common in the Tar Heel state, the black widow and the brown recluse spider.