Black Widow: Saturday Afternoon Freakout!

Black Widow on Neighbor's Garbage Can

Roger found a black widow hiding under the rim of a neighbor’s trash can.

I took a photo before we knocked it down and squished it.

As much as I hate to kill anything, I’m not at all opposed to discouraging growth of the disturbingly large population of black widows in the San Jose area this year.

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5 Responses to “Black Widow: Saturday Afternoon Freakout!”

  1. Zach says:

    Black widows are kinda cool. One year I put one in a jar and fed it bugs. One day I tried to feed it a praying mantis. Yeah, I was mixed up on who the predator was in that relationship. Next day I found the praying mantis feasting on the black widow.

  2. John C. Randolph says:

    Kill it with fire. Then kill any brown recluses you can find.


  3. Jeffrey J Hoover says:

    We got a bunch of those up here in the mountains. We don’t like squishing stuff either, but I’ll squish those.

  4. annbb says:

    Which bite is worse for humans? Black Widow or Brown Recluse?? Off to find out!

  5. annbb says:

    Brown recluse is much worse.

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