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Brown Widow Egg Sacks

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      Black Widow Spider


Brown Widow Spider

  • Found in barns, garages, basements, outdoor toilets, hollow stumps, swing sets, outdoor furniture, brickwork, and other dark and dry places.

  • Sometimes kills and eats the male for protein.

  •  Egg sacks contain between 200 and 900 eggs.

  • Eggs hatch after 30 days.

  • Black Widows are considered the most venomous spider in North America. Their venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnakes.

  • Their silk webs are particularly known for their strength. On a per-weight bases, for example it can be five times stronger than steel.



  • Active during the night.

  • Play dead when threatened or scared. This is an Involuntary reaction, brought on by fear 

  • The only marsupial found north of Mexico.

  • The babies are called Joeys, just like the kangaroo

  • 20 Babies per litter.

  • Almost never get rabies, due to their low body temperature

  • A single opossum consumes about 5000 ticks per season. Their favorite being the black-legged tick that's responsible for Lyme disease

  • Generally eat fruit, grains and insects, but will also eat out of compost piles, garbage cans and pet food dishes. they have also been known to eat fish, birds and mammals.

  • Found in nursery pots, mailboxes, recessed hand grips of plastic garbage cans, entry way corners, storage closets, etc. They choose places that are more exposed than sites chosen by the Black Widow.

  • Sometimes kills and eats the male for protein.

  •  Egg sacks contain between 120 to 150 eggs. Egg sacks have white silky spikes.

  • Eggs hatch after 14-21 days.

  • Typically their bites are not as serious as that of the Black Widow.


Eastern Gray Tree Squirrel

  • Active during the day​​

  • 1 to 2 litters per year

  • 1 to 5 babies per litter

  • Times of birth are Feb through Mar and June through Aug.

  • Squirrel moms stay pregnant for 44 days.

  • Prefers sweet corn, nuts, sunflower seeds, orange slices, oatmeal, red meat, and raisins. 


Call us today for your free consultation, or for any questions you​ may have regarding information on these animals. 

(843) 694-1217

32 Office Park Rd, Suite 206, Hilton Head, SC 29928

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