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Black Widow Killer

How do spiders differ from other arthropods?

Basically, all spiders have 2 body regions, eight legs a pair of pedipalps, a pair of jaws and either six or seven simple ( and not very attractive eyes).

All spiders are poisonous, maybe not to us, but most definitely to their prey! Spiders inject venom and or digestive juices into live or recently killed prey in order to feed. Relatively few spiders are dangerous to humans.

 

There are over 37,000 species of spiders over the worldwide, hopefully, no one has seen them all in their backyard.

The largest spider is a South American Goliath bird-eating spider. The body is about 5 inches and adds another 13 inches on for the legs. “If only we could get them to eat Pigeons?”

Not all spiders are in the web business, which is the prey catching business. Some are active hunters and others passive hunters.

For black widow killers and control, you need to use integrated pest management, preparation, cultural control, physical and mechanical control and chemical control. You want to make a good thorough inspection of the house and structure. Look for areas that are conducive to spider entry. Keep shrubs, branches and bushes trimmed and cleared away from areas of entry. This really works well for a lot of insects, not just spiders. Tall vegetation needs to be cut down or removed from along the foundation perimeter, the porch area and entrances of the building.

It is not a bad idea to convert your outdoor lights to yellow, non-attractive to insect, which is spider food and will then attract the spiders you are trying to prevent. Keep stacks of firewood and other items away from the structure; these are simply placing for insects and spiders to hide. They will also make it hard to apply an insecticide.

Repair all damaged or loose-fitting doors, windows, screens, vents, roofing, flashing and exterior sheathing. Again this works for both spiders and insects.

Sticky traps, glue boards, and pest monitors should be installed along exterior walls where there are cool dark areas, garages, basements, crawl spaces in the attic and even living spaces where spiders are active. You can slide glue boards, under furniture, corners, sill plates and joist.

Remove any spider webs, there are cobweb dusters that work great and you can attach them to extensions poles to reach out the way places, also works great for dusting and cleaning ceiling fans.

Time to pull out the chemicals, and do a good exterior perimeter treatment of the foundations and under structures, using any labeled residual spray. We prefer something microencapsulated for spider and scorpion control. They tend to give you a longer protective barrier against invasive spiders. Indoors you can spray an insecticide spot treatment in corners, cracks and crevices.

 

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