Black widow spiders live under ledges, rocks, plants, and different types of debris. Webs are usually built near to the ground. Webs are sometimes built inside trash cans, piles of trash, as well as under or around houses. When the weather changes from warm to cold, black widows are most likely to find places inside of homes in which to live or spin their webs. in order to prevent black widows from invaiding a home, home owners should remove materials where these animals can hide. If a person happens to find an egg sac, it should be removed with an object other than one's hand.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: desert or dune
Other Habitat Features: urban ; suburban ; agricultural
- Jones, S. 1991. "Ohio State University Extension Factsheet/ Black Widow Spider" (On-line). Accessed February 15, 2005 at http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2061A.html.