Did you know that there are over 58 species of spiders living with us in Florida? In this Spiders in Florida Series, we take a look at the most dangerous venomous domestic house spiders:
In this series, we already covered the Most Common Domestic House Spiders in Florida.
Here is some information about Widow Spiders in the Tampa Bay area:
There are four species of widow spider that you might find in Florida, three of them native and one of them introduced.
Read below to learn more information about the Southern Black Widow.
Black Widow Spider, Black Widow, Widow Spider, Shoe Button Spider, Hourglass Spider, Cobweb Spider, Comb-footed Spider, Tangle-web Spider, Gumfoot-web Spider, Button Spider
Black, brown, white, red and orange
The Latrodectus mactans or Southern Black Widow has been sighted in the United States.
Latrodectus mactans has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.
The Southern Black Widow is a venomous spider found throughout the southeastern United States. They receive their name from the belief that they would kill and consume their mate following copulation. Contrary to popular belief, female does not always eat her mate; it depends on the circumstances. This spider has been primarily sighted during July.
The Underside of this spider’s abdomen has a bright red or orange hourglass-shaped marking (two connected triangles). Rarely, the markings can be faded, indistinct, or absent. The top side of the abdomen can have white stripes and red or orange spots on the black background; especially in immature specimens. Adult males are tiny in comparison to adult females.
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If you suspect a roach problem, contact a local experienced pest control company for inspection immediately before they spread diseases?
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