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Latrodectus variolus
(Northern Black Widow)

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Northern Black Widow

We found 2 inside and 3 outside. Outside were males, inside were females.

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TangledWeb

That’s a surprise! I didn’t realize there are Black Widows that far north on the East Coast. I have lots of spiders wandering around due to the little heat wave. We don’t recommend pesticides, they don’t work well on spiders and are risky with a baby. Double-sided pest tape works well to block areas from crawling bugs. It can be used around crib legs and window sills and wall/floor junctions. Another option is indoor glue traps. Check the window and door frames and door sweeps for gaps. Check for egg sacs. Use a vacuum hose to suck up spiders under… Read more »

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