Latrodectus
(Widow Spiders)

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Picture of Latrodectus (Widow Spiders) - Ventral

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Hi all,

Could really need some help in identitying what’s in my bathroom... my apartment is on ground floor.

The spider is approx 3-4cm in total and the back is “bronzie” red.

I’m nervous it’s a red back spider (black widow)

Thanks
Lisa

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ItsyBitsy
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Hi, (location adjusted) this does look lika a Widow (Latrodectus). You can reduce the number of spiders you find in your home by sealing cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation, etc., vacuum everywhere and empty the canister outside.

TangledWeb
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Itsy, the location adjustment didn’t work.

ItsyBitsy
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Doh! Thanks.

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