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Brown Widow Spider

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Although their bites do sting, the venom of a brown widow spider is considered less poisonous than the black widow's. In fact, brown widows are generally non-aggressive, except when they feel threatened.

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Brown widows can be found under eaves of buildings, ledges of brick walls, under picnic tables, in trees hollows, and among debris.

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Mature brown widow spiders are often mistaken for less mature black widow spiders, as both are tan with white stripes. The key to identifying the two species lies in the black dots visible on the spiders’ abdomen. Brown widow spiders have lighter color abdomens, orange stripes and very pale blotches at the top.

Brown widow spiders tend to be found in more open areas than black widows. Brown widows can be found under eaves of buildings, ledges of brick walls, under picnic tables, in trees hollows, and among debris.

A female brown widow spider clusters her egg sacs together in her web. Brown widow egg sacs are unique because of the white silk spikes on the surface, which are not present on egg sacs of any other of their species. Spiderlings hatch from eggs in 14-21 days but remain in the egg sac for up to a month. Newly hatched spiderlings are pale, without any patterns. The spiderlings then molt and develop patterns before leaving the egg sac.

How do l recognize a brown widow spider?

Brown widow spiders have light color abdomens, orange stripes and very pale blotches at the top, whereas the black widow spider is darker in color with a red marking on her abdomen.

Are brown widow spiders hazardous to humans?

Although their bites do sting, the venom of a brown widow spider is considered less poisonous than the black widow's. In fact, brown widows are generally non-aggressive, except when they feel threatened.

What can I do to prevent a brown widow spider infestation?

Brown widow spiders tend to be found in more open areas than black widows. Hose or sweep off webs, nests and spiders from the outside of your property. Seal cracks in the foundation of your home and around doors and windows to keep spiders out.

How do I remove a brown widow spider infestation?

Although they rarely bite and are less venomous than their black widow counterpart, brown widow spiders have the potential to harm, and should be handled very carefully if encountered. Contact Abell Pest Control to safely and effectively get rid of brown widow spiders in your home.

 
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