The Secret To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Jacksonville Home

November 30, 2021

Spiders exist in more than 40,000 species throughout the world. Spiders are arachnids with eight legs that use venom to subdue and consume many types of insects and other small creatures.

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Common Types Of Spiders

Some of the most common types of spiders that will infiltrate homes and businesses in the Jacksonville region include the following: 

  • Black widow spiders: The black widow has a shiny appearance and a reddish hourglass-shaped marking on the abdomen. They can deliver a venomous and painful bite that may pose significant health risks. 

  • Brown recluse spiders: The body of a brown recluse generally measures between ¼ to ½ of an inch and appears in shades ranging from white, tan, and dark brown and has a dark “violin-shaped” marking. Although not typically aggressive, people bitten by these venomous spiders may need medical attention. 

  • Grass spiders: The body of the grass spider is typically brown or gray and has a pair of dark stripes. They create “funnel-like” webs, and although they are venomous, they pose minimal health risks to humans. 

  • Golden orb-weaver spiders: This species is often referred to as the “black and yellow garden spider” because of their distinctively colorful appearance.

What Do Spiders Eat?

Spiders are predators that either hunts their prey or build webs to trap them. They will eat various creatures, including mosquitoes, flies, and crickets, either alive or dead. For this reason, the presence of spiders indoors might be an indication that another pest-related concern exists. 

Best Practices For Preventing Spiders

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help keep spiders out:

  • Minimize exterior lighting, particularly near entryways, which attracts many flying insects that spiders eat.

  • Regularly mow the grass around the exterior and trim back shrubs and other vegetation that often is home to spider webs.

  • Check the property’s exterior for possible entry points, such as gaps below doors, foundation cracks, or screens holes.

  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a wand extension to promptly remove spider webs.

Appropriately Responding To Pest Intrusions

Many property owners fail to respond to signs of a pest intrusion promptly. In the meanwhile, unwanted pests are often multiplying and expanding their presence throughout the property. Others decide to take action by purchasing do-it-yourself treatment options that are marketed using farfetched claims of being a simple solution to pest-related concerns. 
Many of these store-bought products, such as sprays, traps, and bait stations, prove ineffective against significant infestations and result in prolonged frustration. The best course of action is to initially speak with a well-equipped professional pest controller for getting the job done.  
Lindsey Pest Services offers a very comprehensive array of solutions for those facing intrusions from stinging insects, bed bugs, termites, and many other meddling pests that may pose health risks and damage property. Our trained experts will thoroughly inspect the interior and exterior areas to determine the best treatment option. We will often identify existing conditions that make the property vulnerable to future invasions from harmful pests. 

Leading Pest Control Company In Jacksonville

The experts with Lindsey Pest Services have been solving problems for home and business owners in this region for many years now. Our formula for success includes offering excellent customer service, affordability, and a satisfaction guarantee. This commitment to quality is evident in consistently maintaining an A-rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). 
As a locally-owned provider of pest control services, we strive to ensure that we operate in a manner that will pose no risks to the local ecosystem. Many of the products and treatment methods now used have been highly recommended by the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) and other industry leaders advocating for environmental protection. Contact our team of friendly professionals today to schedule an inspection.


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