I have been having a little issue in our backyard area. I have seen at least 5 female black widows. They are near the edges of the house and fence next to the ac unit. I have also seen other spiders of which I really don't know what they are but they are scary anyways. I hate spiders more than anything and can't even really go out in the backyard. It is small though and we don't really spend much time out there, probably part of the reason the spiders are over running it. Anyways, I need a safe way of killing these guys that won't hurt my birds or other pets. I sprayed some raid outside because it isn't near the birds, and I don't think it did anything but make them mad, I read black widows are hard to kill and sprays are usually ineffective. I am freaked and don't want them in the house, as it is, I think I kiled a couple of spiders indoors that I now realize are the male widow spiders! Any ideas how to get rid of my nasty little houseguest?