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Gloucester, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
2:17 PM

Post #6533435

I, too, think that if I were going to be bitten by a black widow, it would have happened by now.
They seem to be peace-loving creatures.
However, last winter I saw one crawling up an interior brick wall, behind a propane stove in my sunroom. It must have come in with one of my plants in the fall.
I relased it outdoors. Could there be others in the house? If so, what do I do about it?
Eagle Point, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2009
4:59 AM

Post #6541928

You could have more inside. The best way to go about it is to search for webs. "Silk" does not describe their threads. Their webs are very tough, usually wth debris caught in them. It could just be one single thread you find, leading to a hiding place. If you think you may have one, but don't see the spider, come back at night with a flashlight. They are usually in a "forward" hunting position at night.
I remove them from areas where someone could encounter them, such as under the hood of a vehicle. Otherwise I live and let live.
Gloucester, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6542796

Thanks. For the advice and the good philosophy.
Eagle Point, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2009
4:48 AM

Post #6546322

You're welcome. Happy gardening and I hope you find no more unwelcome visitors.

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