Northern Colorado is home to many different type of spiders. Spiders are active all year round. During the winter months they will find warm and dry areas in our homes and businesses. Spiders are usually the first insects that you will see in an untreated home.
Black widows are a common spider that is considered hazardous in our region. A female black widow spider has a life span of 1 to 3 years, while the male spiders have an average life span of 4 months. The bite of a black widow can cause injury and even lead to death if untreated. Much care must be taken when these spiders are found.
One of the most effective treatments for spiders is micro encapsulated insecticides applied to the areas where spiders roam and hunt. Black widows are generally shy and can be hard to spot unless you are looking for them. The key to effective control is regular targeted applications where the spiders dwell. IPM of Northern Colorado can help to keep your areas safe from intruders like the black widow spider.
Video clip shows a large black widow that has made her home inside a rodent bait station.