Black Widows In Your Firewood???

Many homeowners are taking advantage of the cooler temperatures by putting their fireplaces back in business.  While little is as heart warming as an old fashioned wood fire, they can be potentially dangerous due to more than just the occasional spark. 

That firewood pile that’s been in the yard for months may have become home to some not-so-friendly black widow spiders.  The gaps between the wood present a perfect harborage area for both spiders and the insects upon which they feed. 

Be sure to wear gloves and long sleeves when bringing the wood into the house and check each piece to avoid bringing in a spider as well.