How To Get Rid Of Spiders In Your Jacksonville Home

August 13, 2021


We all love living in Florida for the beautiful, diverse environment and wildlife, sandy beaches, and peaceful living. No matter where in Florida you live, however, it’s likely you have encountered unwelcome pests such as spiders in your home. Jacksonville’s humid climate may lead to pests seeking shelter in your home more often than in drier parts of the country. If you are worried about which pests may come into your Jacksonville, FL, home this summer and how, read on! Lindsey Pest Services has your back.

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Common Spiders In Jacksonville: Are They Dangerous?

While most spiders you will commonly find in your Jacksonville home are harmless, to many they are an unwelcome sight at best. Of course, education on the species is critical in knowing whether you have a harmless or venomous spider on your hands, and will help in any case you get bitten. 

Spiders homeowners are likely to see in their Jacksonville home include:

  • Grass spider

  • Black and yellow garden spider

  • American house spider

  • Wolf spider

  • Black widow spider

  • False black widow spider

  • Brown recluse spider

Of those listed, black widows and brown recluse spiders are the most dangerous, as they inject venom when biting. If you believe you have been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse, seek medical attention and bring the spider to the hospital for positive identification when able.

Why Spiders Enter Your Home: Identifying The Source

Simply put: if you have a spider problem in your home, it is almost certain there is another pest problem serving as their prey. Spiders are incredibly reclusive pests, coming out into plain sight only for hunting and otherwise hiding themselves away in underutilized areas of your home. 

Handling Pest Infestations Worry-Free With The Professionals

The best way to handle a pest infestation, and therefore getting rid of the spiders that feed on those pests as well, is to call the professionals at Lindsey Pest Services. We are locally-owned and have operated out of the greater Jacksonville, FL area for more than 60 years! Leave it to us to not only inspect your property for potential pest attraction and entry points, but also to formulate a customer-specific plan for your home’s exact needs. 

Our expert service technicians show up on time with a smile, and extensive knowledge about the local pest and wildlife population. Don’t risk the headache of invasions gone out of control — leave it to Lindsey Pest Services!

Jacksonville Spider Prevention Tips

Spiders require particularly widespread prevention, seeing as they often enter the home following their pest prey. If you are looking to actively arm your home against spider invaders and their prey throughout the year, Lindsey Pest Services recommends homeowners:

  1. Inspect the exterior of the home for potential entry points. Check around outdoor utility pipes, foundation cracks, and for tears in door or window screens. Seal any gaps with a silicone-based caulk.

  2. Properly store food and trash, storing pantry items in containers in metal or glass containers with tightly fitting lids, and trash in a receptacle with a tightly sealed lid.

  3. Regularly vacuum and sweep throughout the home to get rid of pest-attracting crumbs or debris.

  4. Declutter often, especially in underutilized areas of the home such as in the garage, basement, and attic. Store any seldom-worn clothes in vacuum-sealed bags, and shake out clothing items before putting them on.

  5. Eliminate standing water around the home and yard. Check air conditioners and utility pipes for leaks, and install a dehumidifier in especially humid areas of the home when necessary.

  6. Regularly trim trees, grasses, and shrubs, and clean up excess yard debris to avoid pests scouting your yard for a nesting location.

  7. Store firewood at least 20 feet from the exterior of the home, and at least five feet off the ground.

Providing Locally-Owned, Quality Pest Control Since 1957

Lindsey Pest Services has been providing expert pest control for more than 60 years. If you are concerned about any sort of pests around your Jacksonville, FL, property, call us to request your free estimate. We have service plans to fit every budget, promising affordable, effective pest control to all concerned homeowners. 

So, what are you waiting for? Give your headache a break, and call Lindsey Pest Services to take the first step in taking back your home from dangerous, annoying pests. We look forward to serving you!




 

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