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I found 2 very identical holes in the side of the attic wall (on opposite ends of the pole barn). There are also these fluffy cocoon like things attached to the wall. There is also what appears to be a rectangular mud nest attached to the wall. I know the three are not probably related, but I would like to know the causes and possible fixes.
 

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If I thought I had Black Widows in my house I don't know that I could go inside at all, let alone sleep there.
I've got black widows in my house, and I don't worry. They're much MUCH more scared of you than you of them. With good reason. They're very very reclusive, and would much rather hide than fight. They love to lurk under stairwells, in hollows in bushes, in hollows in stone walls, places like that. And, in attics, too.

California is full of them. If you're concerned you can give your place a once-over. Usually I leave them alone, but sometimes, I'll feed some to the lizards.

They won't really hurt you if you don't let them crawl on you, which they're usually loath to do.

I really wouldn't spend the money on exterminators for spiders. They do so much to keep bugs you don't like under at least some control, they're worth the very nominal risk to have around. Indeed, they ameliorate the need for exterminators, often.

I don't think they're as common in Canada as here, but I'll let Canadians confirm or overrule me on that point.

Not meant to be rude, please. Just trying to reassure! :vs_cool:
 

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I agree with @Nik333 that the mud looks like a wasp nest. Those cocoon thingies look too big and oblong to be black widow egg cases. I suspect they're cocoons for moths, beetles or other insect with complete metamorphosis. @joed appears to have the right general idea.
 
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