Black Widow Spider

If you suspect that a Black Widow Spider has invaded your space, call a professional for removal. Black Widow Spiders bites can cause very dangerous reactions and require medical assistance. Home Hardware Pest Control can safely and effectively remove these poisonous creatures from your space.

Physical Characteristics

Black, with characteristic red "hourglass" on back

Shape: Round
Size: 3/4 of an inch in length, 3/8" in diameter
Legs: Eight


Black Widow Spiders build their nest near ground level, preferably in protected areas such as in boxes, barbeques and in firewood.

Food Source

Mainly insects


Black Widow Spiders will bite instinctively if threatened. Their venom contains a neurotoxin and can cause severe pain. Young children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to a severe reaction from a Black Widow Spider bite. If you believe you have been bitten by a Black Widow Spider, seek medical help immediately.

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