The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For Jacksonville Homes

October 15, 2023

Many people mistakenly assume that spiders are insects. Spiders are categorized as arachnids, which are invertebrates with jointed legs. Spiders have a reputation as being creepy and dangerous creatures, largely due to their depiction in the entertainment industry. As predatory creatures, spiders help the environment by reducing the population of many unwanted pests.

How do I get rid of spiders in my house? The best course of action involves contacting a Jacksonville-area pest control professional.  A local spider extermination company understands the behavior of these pests and knows the most effective ways of eliminating them.

black widow spider in web

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

Spiders are wingless creatures with two body parts and eight legs. Spiders have jaws called chelicerae and fangs that can deliver venom. Many types of spiders form large silky webs, which they use to capture various types of prey. While most home-invading spiders pose minimal human health risks, several varieties of spider found in Florida are potentially dangerous.

Spiders In The Home Can Be Problematic

In general, the two categories of potentially dangerous spiders in North America are widow spiders (Latrodectus spp.) and recluse spiders (Loxosceles spp.). Within these categories, two of the most feared are black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. Fortunately, these spiders will typically avoid contact with humans but defend themselves by delivering a painful bite. In some instances, bite victims will experience symptoms such as muscle pain, shortness of breath, or nausea that require medical attention.

Keep in mind that the presence of spiders inside your home might be an indication of an underlying pest-related problem. As with most pests, spiders will typically remain only in settings that allow access to food sources; your home might have problems with ants, cockroaches, and other types of prey. 

Experienced pest management professionals are familiar with the common types of house spiders and know how to get rid of spiders in your home quickly.

Five No-Sweat Spider Prevention Tips For Around The House

Are you looking for answers regarding how to prevent the common house spiders in Florida from entering your home? Consider these five best practices:

  1. Avoid attracting types of spider prey by ensuring all trash bags are contained inside durable receptacles with functional lids.
  2. Prevent ants, cockroaches, flies, and other spider prey by keeping kitchen areas clean by sweeping floors and wiping down sinks and counters.
  3. Limit bright outdoor lights to avoid attracting flying pests that spiders eat, or install yellowish, LED-style “bug” bulbs.
  4. Repair or replace any torn window screens and fill any crevices around the exterior foundation with caulk to limit points of entry.
  5. If gaps exist below entry doors, install properly fitting sweeps.

While these preventative measures are viable means of keeping all types of spiders out of your home, they are not always foolproof. Those who are unable to stop spiders from entering their homes should contact a pest management professional for assistance.

Total Spider Control For Jacksonville Homes

What is the best do-it-yourself treatment option for spiders? Too many property owners try taking matters into their own hands by purchasing aerosol sprays, traps, and other store-bought spider control products. Most of these options represent “one-size-fits-all” solutions for pest-related problems that usually have unique circumstances and might contain harsh and unhealthy chemical formulas.

Lindsey Pest Services provides effective home pest control in Jacksonville. After contacting our team, we will have a qualified technician visit the property to conduct a detailed assessment of the interior and exterior areas. Based on the inspection findings, we will explain the best available solution for eliminating these unwanted creatures from your home and preventing them from returning.

Contact our office today for further information.


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