Stopping Spiders From Spinning Webs On Your Jacksonville Property
November 29, 2019
Many spider species live in the United States—three thousand, to be exact. Thankfully, most spiders are content to stay outdoors, where they belong. Here in Jacksonville, there are only a few species of spiders that typically invade homes and businesses.
- Golden Silk Orb-Weaver spiders (also known as banana spiders)
- Cellar spiders (also known as daddy longlegs)
- Huntsman spiders
- Wolf spiders
- Black widow spiders
- Brown recluse spiders
While black widows and brown recluse spiders are not as common to our area as the other spiders listed, there is still a risk that one of these dangerous spiders will invade your Jacksonville property. In most cases, a spider infestation will involve harmless spiders such as wolf spiders, huntsman spiders, cellar spiders, or orb-weaver spiders.
Are Spider Infestations Dangerous?
Spiders are one of the scariest species of home-invading pests. With their eight legs and venomous bites, it's reasonable to be a little bit afraid of them. All spiders produce venom to paralyze their prey, but this doesn't mean that all spiders are dangerous to humans. There are only two species of dangerous spiders in Jacksonville: the black widow and the brown recluse. Bites from these spiders can lead to serious health concerns, and you should always seek medical help if either one of them bites you. Bites from most other spider species are not fatal, although they can be very painful and cause secondary infections.
Spider Prevention Tips
To keep spiders away from your Jacksonville home or business, you must keep other pests away as well. Most, if not all, spider infestations begin where high insect activity is already present. Spider prevention begins with sealing entry points around your property and reducing factors that could attract insects.
- Seal up gaps around your foundation, exterior walls, and roofing.
- Make sure your window and door screens are still intact.
- Install door sweeps.
- Keep your garbage cans sealed and stored away from your walls.
- Store pet food in airtight containers.
- Reduce moisture by draining areas of stagnant water and repairing leaky faucets.
- Contact professional pest control.
When it comes to spider infestations, it's better to be safe than sorry. The pest control experts here at Lindsey Pest Services have what it takes to remove existing pest problems from your Jacksonville property and ensure no new pests will return. Give us a call today for help with a spider problem, or to schedule services for any other pest issue.