VHawk wrote:Black Widow spiders are not aggressive spiders.People generally get bit when they have the spider in a no win situation where they bite to get away and there venom attacks the nervous system so it will not be a fun experience.Their webs are really messy looking unlike alot of web building spiders that build beautiful webs.I highly doubt anybody sees brown recluse on a regular basis more than likely you are seeing a hobo spider which seems to be more prevelant to the Northwest and is mistaken for due to the marking on the carapace.I would just look around the house for any more activity.
Exactly. The males are also significantly smaller than the females, and have no red hourglass. I killed hundreds of them while helping my dad blow out sprinklers growing up, as valve boxes seemed to be their favorite hiding place (dark, lots of nooks and crannies, and other bugs to eat).
You guys want a fucked up scary spider story? When I was about 15, I had just turned off my lights and was laying in my bed, listening to Loveline (back when Adam Corolla was on it), as I did every night. I felt something on my forehead, like a tuft of hair had shifted and was brushing up against me. I ignored it for a brief second until I felt it again, and quickly brushed my hand across my head, back to front, got up and turned on the lights. On top of the covers near the end of my bed was one of the largest mother fucking wolf spiders I'd seen! I tortured the hell out of that piece of shit. Didn't get much sleep that night, was too on edge.