"Come into my parlor said the spider to the fly," is an often quoted saying. Whoever originated it may have had this arachnid in mind. The mere thought of the Black Widow causes most of us to pause and evokes fear and panic in the hearts of a few.
A female with an egg sac may be a bit protective but contrary to urban legend, black widows do not aggressively come out to bite us. They’re shy creatures that prefer to avoid contact with humans or any creatures that may pose a threat to them. If disturbed, as with any spider, black widows will flee to a sheltered area and wait until whatever caused it to flee has passed. They tend to inhabit secluded areas, usually low to the ground, where, they are likely to avoid detection. It is this habit however, that is the main problem. Bites usually occur when unsuspecting humans put their unprotected hands, bare feet, etc.