Spider Identification & Prevention

Spider removal is essential if you see groups of these eight-legged pests crawling around your property. Our guide gives you more information on these arachnids.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What are spiders?

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that belong to the scientific classification of arachnid. All species of spiders have eight legs, six to eight eyes, fangs that deliver venom in varying strengths, and a spinneret to produce silk. There are many different types of spiders and a wide range of patterns, colors, and distinctive characteristics, which makes spider identification confusing for many individuals. Southern Home & Outdoor Services can help with pest control services in Melbourne, FL.

Among the many spider species around today, there are a few common invaders that you need to look out for on your property, such as black widow spiders, banana spiders, daddy longlegs, and wolf spiders.

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Are spiders dangerous?

While common house spiders, like the daddy longlegs and the more frightening-looking wolf spider, are relatively harmless, some spiders can be dangerous. Dangerous spiders in the area include the black widow spider and occasionally the banana spider, depending on the specific species of banana spider you’re dealing with.

Not only are some spider bites venomous, but all spider bites run the risk of triggering allergic reactions, making most spider species something to watch out for and be cautious around. Symptoms after receiving a spider bite may include dizziness, intense pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting, or difficulty breathing and swallowing; seek immediate medical attention if you encounter these symptoms.

Why do I have a spider problem?

A spider problem around your property tends to happen when you have many of the factors that attract these pests on display. Pest prey infestations act as easy spider food sources, and excess puddles of moisture provide water for these pests. Overgrown areas outdoors and cluttered areas indoors may also encourage spiders to hide on your property. You can keep spiders away by removing or reducing access to these factors.

Where will I find spiders?

You are most likely to find spiders hiding in secluded, dark, and moist areas around your property, such as in overgrown foliage, around woodpiles, or near piles of debris and long grass outdoors. Once they move indoors, spiders may craft their webs near secluded, untouched areas like storage spaces, basements, and closets.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Get rid of the spiders around your property by contacting Southern Home & Outdoor Services at the first sign of a problem with an abundance of these pests. Our home pest control and commercial pest control professionals will remove all traces of spiders so you can avoid the dangers they bring. Request a free inspection today to get started.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Prevent spider infestations in the future by following our expert prevention tips below.

  • Seal potential spider entry points around your property, like cracks or gaps near windows, doors, the foundation, or utility areas.
  • Utilize weatherstripping in addition to sturdy window and door screens in order to fully pest-proof interior areas.
  • Address pest prey infestations with the help of Southern Home & Outdoor Services to eliminate easy spider prey on your property.
  • Remove long grass, overgrown foliage, and piles of debris from outdoor areas so that spiders don’t have easy hiding spots.
  • Declutter interior areas often and carefully sweep away any spider webs you come across to mark your property as inhospitable to these pests.

For more advice on spider prevention or expert assistance removing infestations of spiders on your property, contact Southern Home & Outdoor Services today.

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