Unidentified

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Picture of unidentified spider

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I found an adult black widow spider hanging out on the ceiling on my back patio. I sprayed it with home bug spray and it wasn't a quick kill. She slowly fell after a few minutes. I turned it over and saw the red hour glass on the underside. (Totally freaking out here.) My house is a year old and on a half-acre lot that backs up to a field for a few livestock with lots of mature oak trees. We have had so many insect problems this past year with roaches, frogs, lots of wasps and wasp nests, many kinds of house spiders, but when I see a poisonous one, the For Sale sign goes up in my yard - seriously. The photo I'm sending is of one of many glue traps I keep in my house in the corners and under furniture. There is a red one that I have been seeing lately that I've never seen before. It's twice the size of a big red ant. From what I can tell in my limited research, this may be a baby black widow. I saw one yesterday crawling on the door inside my home. I've seen some outside on sidewalks. I have regular pest control treatment every three months, but outdoors only as I don't want my dog to get into any dried spray. However, I use Ortho Home Defense myself in the home in areas along baseboards where I know my dog can't get to. So I do see some dead spiders that didn't make it inside the glue traps. Please tell me what the red spider looking thing is.

  • Submitted by: 
    Ewwww2021
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2021
  • Photographed: Sep 26, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Joshua, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

https://spiderid.com/spider/gnaphosidae/sergiolus/capulatus/ This is the species that comes to mind, but the image isn’t clear enough to be sure. It looks too big and elongated to be a Black Widow. No, most sprays don’t kill spiders quickly. I worked as a Health Inspector and helped residents with various animals in buildings. The first step is to find the ways they get into a building. It doesn’t help to poison the outdoors and the pet areas, like you said. The poison stays and new animals will replace the sickened ones. You had a frog problem?! At your baseboards you can try sticky… Read more »