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Black Widow Spider

Latrodectus Mactans

Black Widow Spiders in Palmer

Color Black, with characteristic red "hourglass" on back
Legs Eight
Shape Round
Size 3/4" length; 3/8" diameter
Antennae No
Flight No

Black widow spiders are most recognized for the red hourglass shape on the back. Contrary to legend, female black widow spiders rarely devour the male black widow spider after mating.

Habits

Black widow spiders spin their webs near ground level. They often build their webs in protected areas, such as in boxes and in firewood.

Habitat

Black widow spiders are often found around wood piles and gain entry into a structure when firewood is carried into a building. They are also found under eaves, in boxes, and other areas where they are undisturbed.

Threats

The venom of a black widow spider is a neurotoxin and is used as a defense. Black widow spiders do not bite humans instinctively. The black widow spider bite can cause severe pain. Young children and the elderly are especially susceptible to a severe reaction to a black widow spider bite.

Black Widow Spiders can be found in all 50 states.

Prevention

Avoid black widow spider bites by wearing heavy gloves when moving items that have been stored for a long period of time. Spiders often hide in shoes, so check shoes and shake them out before wearing. When spider webs are visible, use caution before putting your hands or feet in that area.

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Serving TN including the Greater Cookeville area
Our Tennessee Service Area
Cities in Bedford County, TN
Bell Buckle
Normandy
Shelbyville
Unionville
Wartrace

Cities in Cannon County, TN
Auburntown
Bradyville
Readyville
Woodbury

Cities in Coffee County, TN
Beechgrove
Hillsboro
Manchester
Tullahoma

Cities in Dekalb County, TN
Alexandria
Dowelltown
Liberty
Smithville

Cities in Grundy County, TN
Altamont
Beersheba Springs
Coalmont
Gruetli Laager
Palmer

Cities in Putnam County, TN
Baxter
Buffalo Valley
Cookeville
Silver Point

Cities in Rutherford County, TN
Christiana
Lascassas
Milton
Murfreesboro

Cities in Smith County, TN
Hickman
Lancaster

Cities in Van Buren County, TN
Spencer

Cities in Warren County, TN
Mcminnville
Morrison
Rock Island

Cities in White County, TN
Doyle
Quebeck
Sparta
Walling

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Murfreesboro, TN 37129
1-615-246-0981

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