HOW TO IDENTIFY BROWN WIDOW SPIDERS: It is sometime difficult to distinguish a brown widow from other brown spiders. Males are smaller than the female brown widows. Female brown widows can be up to a half-inch long with legs extended. Males are much smaller. Brown widows also have an hourglass-like marking on their abdomens and they are orange unlike black widow spiders who have a red hourglass shape on their back. You can determine if brown widows are nearby by finding their egg sacs, which are unusual. Instead of being smooth, they’re covered in tiny spikes.
HIDING PLACES: They tend to hide in places where they run into people — backyards, in patio furniture, gardens, outdoor toys, playgrounds and even vehicles.
MORE INFO: Brown widows are less aggressive than black widow spiders and less likely to bite someone. They are more likely to retreat than to fight. Brown widow bites are reported to be less venomous than black widow spiders but it is recommended that people who are bitten by a brown widow see a doctor.
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Are your pets bringing in fleas from outdoors? Maybe a neighborhood pet infested your home with a minor or major flea control issue. Regardless of the situation fleas in the home or yard are a serious problem. Fleas live off of blood whether it’s human or pets. Once in the home fleas can live up to 100 days without a blood meal. A female flea can lay up to 2,000 eggs within her lifetime speading the offspring throughout homes and yards for a lifetime.
Where are fleas found? Fleas are found just about anywhere you sit or lay. Your pets move around from the yard to the couch to the rug and maybe even your bed. Fleas can jump up to nearly a foot off of the ground making it easy for them to move around the areas you and your kids, pets and friends sit. Pets with fleas may develop anemia, tapeworms or intense bouts of itching. Some pets may develop an allergy to flea salive, which will cause bad irritation and itch.
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