“black widows may be found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the southern parts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. However, black widow sightings or bites are uncommon in New England.”.How many people die from Black Widows?
Despite having an extremely venomous bite, the poison rarely kills humans. But due to their small size and worldwide distribution, the species kills more than any other spider globally - with around seven people a year dying in the U.S. from black widow bites.Are brown widows as dangerous as Black Widows?
The short answer is yes, the adult female brown widow is poisonous, while the adult male is not. In fact, the female is just as poisonous as the female black widow. However, being less aggressive than black widows, they are less apt to bite humans.Where do Black Widows hide?
Black widow spiders favor dark, secluded areas such as crevices and woodpiles. Inside the home, black widows typically hide in sheltered, dimly lit locations such as garages, dark corners, basements, closets and cluttered areas. They thrive primarily in temperate zones and are known to be abundant in the American South.