Black Widow Spiders

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Black Widow Spider Facts

  • Black Widow Spiders can often be found in woodpiles, lumber, tree stumps, sheds and garages.
  • Black Widow Spiders' venom can cause symptoms such as nausea and muscle cramps.

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The black widow is a spider common in temperate regions of the world. The term black widow covers several species including the red widow (Latrodectus bishop) found in Florida and southern black widow (Latrodectus mactans) found in warmer regions of the US. The spider is about a half inch long, black, and is most easily identified by the red hourglass shaped mark on the underside of its abdomen.

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