The threat of proliferation of the black widow spider Latrodectus tredecimguttatus in the city of Taganrog (Russia)

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The entomological interest of specialists and medical services of the city of Taganrog to the widow arose in 2003 after registering of a resident’s severe toxic poisoning as the result of the bite of a spider, and discovering the high number of widow spiders in urban areas. Since that moment, the necessity to explore the settlement of the widow in the urban area and development of methods of struggle with them emerged to protect the inhabitants from the poisonous bites. In 2013-2015 research has shown the expansion of the territory inhabited by the widow.

Mediterranean black widow, the population of the territory, area, density, population, population numbers, fighter work, pest control

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