The female black widow spider is considered the most venomous spider in North America.
Black widow spiders favor dark, secluded areas such as crevices and woodpiles. Inside they typically hide in sheltered, dimly lit locations such as garages, dark corners, basements, closets and cluttered areas.
They favor damp, warm environments to build their colonies.
Unlike termites, they do not eat wood. They prefer sweet nectars, plants and fats.
Carpenter ants will forage for food up to 1,000 ft. away from the colony.
Live for 15 years,
Lay 1egg every15 seconds Have4 wings
Burrow tiny mud tunnels to a source of wood Leave sawdust near windows
Enjoy wood resulting from leaky plumbing
Can destroy entire house in about 2-3 years
Found in every U.S. state except Alaska