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Black and Yellow Garden Spider

Pest Identification:
Appearance:
These spiders sport distinctive black and yellow markings. Females range in length from ¾ to 1 inch. Other Information: These spiders only bite out of self-defense. Will not attack humans or large animals.
Habits:
Female spiders spend the majority of their life in one location. They spin large circular webs with dense zigzags of silk through the center.
Diet:
Insects as well as small vertebrates that become ensnared in the web.
Reproduction:
Females breed twice a year. Male spiders die after breeding. The egg sac can range from ⅝ to 1 inch in diameter and hold up to 1,000 eggs.
Other Information:
These spiders only bite out of self-defense. Will not attack humans or large animals.