OKC Pest Control: Signs Of A Black Widow
While the reign of insects and spiders seems to be more common in the spring and summer months, you may be surprised to find black widows hiding in places that are undisturbed for long periods of time. The best way to identify a black widow spider’s presence is via the existence of their web. Our OKC pest control team will provide to you, today, some characteristics of a black widow’s web so that you can be on the look-out.
What do the spider webs look like?
Our OKC pest control team will let you in on a secret! Unlike many beautifully arranged spider webs, the black widow’s web is usually an irregular, messy shape. The long threads appear uneven and tangled, but this is actually by design.
The spider instinctively makes the web so that the uppermost portion is supporting, the center is tangled, and the lower portion has vertical trap threads. The design makes it possible for the black widow to suspend a cocoon with hundreds of eggs in it on one side, while also being able to capture flies, grasshoppers, beetles, and other insects to feast on.
Where can their webs generally be found?
You can usually find black widow webs near the ground level. While they like to remain outdoors whenever possible they have, on occasion, ventured to areas of the home closest to the outside. Our OKC pest control team has found them to, generally, be hidden in a seemingly protected place such as garages, basements, under lawn furniture, between crevices, in wood piles, or other dark places.
If you see signs of these messy webs around, don’t hesitate to give The Bug Guy a call at 405-973-5522. Our OKC pest control team would love to help you eradicate any signs of black widow spiders before they actually do become a bigger problem for you!