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BLACK AND YELLOW GARDEN SPIDER

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.

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