A Helpful Spider-Control Guide For Jacksonville Homes

March 18, 2022

Most people have a fear of spiders or are at least cautious around these eight-legged pests. Why is this the case? Well, it could be that many spiders pose a serious risk to human health. To help you better discern scary spiders from creepy spiders here in Jacksonville, here are some things you should know about these pests and some helpful tips to keep these pests out of your living areas.

a black widow in a garden

Types Of Spiders That Invade Jacksonville Homes

Jacksonville is home to a wide range of spider species. Thankfully, most types of spiders in our area have no motivation to invade homes. The two most common invasive spiders are wolf spiders and house spiders. Wolf spiders are brown, small to medium-sized, and hunt from the ground for their prey. House spiders are yellowish-brown with a dirty white striped abdomen, small, and build webs to catch their prey. Both of these pests can bite but pose no serious threat to human health. Two spiders that do pose a threat to your health here in Jacksonville are black widows and brown recluses. Both of these arachnids have potent venom that can cause severe symptoms. If you see one of these two pests inside your living areas, then you are fully justified in having a fear of spiders at that moment. 

Why Spiders Invade Jacksonville Homes

Spiders are predatory arachnids that feed on insects, arthropods, and other arachnids to survive. If bugs like ants, centipedes, and beetles are breaking into your Jacksonville home, spiders nearby will want to come inside to hunt them. Another thing that draws spiders indoors is their natural habit of wandering. All it takes is an interesting hole, gap, or opening in your home’s exterior for spiders to make their way indoors. 

Natural And Effective Spider-Prevention Tips For Jacksonville Homes

One thing you should understand about spiders is that they go where their food is. If your living areas do not offer spiders with hunting opportunities then they will have less reason to invade and stick around. Another way to prevent spiders and the pests they hunt is to make sure your home’s exterior is properly sealed. Keeping these things in mind, here are some helpful and natural methods to keep both harmless spiders and dangerous spiders out of your living areas.

  • Identify holes, gaps, and cracks in the exterior of your home’s foundation. Seal these entry points using some silicone caulk or liquid cement.
  • Make sure all of your windows have weatherstripping and screens.
  • Make sure all of your doors have screens and door sweeps.
  • Address moisture issues in and around your home.
  • Turn off exterior lights at night or replace your bulbs with yellow, insect-resistant light bulbs.
  • Make sure all of your trash cans have tight-fitting lids and that you are storing all of your leftover food inside airtight containers.
  • Do your best to keep your home clean and tidy.

Best Way To Get Rid Of Spider Infestations In Jacksonville Homes

It doesn’t matter if you have ground spiders or web spiders inside your home. The presence of any of these pests is annoying and sometimes a threat to your health. To remove spiders (and the pests they hunt) from your home, trust the experts at Lindsey Pest Services. Our team offers comprehensive and advanced pest control options to identify, eliminate, and prevent a wide range of annoying, destructive, and dangerous pests. These plans are built to keep your home safe through every season and made affordable in order to not break your wallet.

Call today for more information and get your Jacksonville home the care it needs.


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