Black widow spiders are found in desert areas, central and eastern states, and Canada.
This means New York has black widows too.
What do you look for when trying to find a black widow?
Black widow spiders make non-symmetrical cobwebs in dark places.
Logs, sheds, woodpiles, and cellars are prime real estate for black widow spiders.
The poisonous female’s body is usually black and shiny, about a half inch long, with a red hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of her abdomen.
The female widow spider mostly hangs upside down in her sloppy, but sturdy, web.