Are you suffering from a spider infestation?
Everyone has an occasional run-in with a spider in their home. We’re often inclined to brush them off with a broom. Spider infestations can creep up quickly on unsuspecting homeowners, though. Once the issue gets out of hand, it can be difficult to control for your family.
If you think you might have a spider infestation, the first step is to call for an inspection. Call Now: (321) 499-9114 or fill out our contact form.
According to Pest World, there are almost 3,000 species of spiders in the United States. Luckily, only 2 species in the southern United States can cause serious harm: Black Widows and Brown Recluses. According to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida, there have been only about 20 reported verified samples of Brown Recluses in Florida. Black Widows, on the other hand, have a growing presence in the state.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, three species of Black Widow are native and a fourth was brought to the state from elsewhere. If you suspect an infestation from either of these species, it’s important to call a professional extermination service like Green Wing immediately.
What are the most common spiders in Florida?
Fortunately, Black Widows nor Brown Recluses are common in Florida. The most common spiders according to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida are:
- Jumping spiders
- Crab Spiders
- Golden Silk Spiders
- Spiny Orb-Weavers
- Black and Yellow Argiope Spider
- Green Lynx Spider
- Wolf Spiders
- Long-Jawed Orb-Weavers
How can I prevent spider infestation?
If you’re asking yourself this question, you probably already know prevention is far easier than treatment. Here are 3 easy steps to get ahead of spider infestation before it starts according to the EPA:
- Get rid of clutter. Clutter provides endless opportunities for pests of all kinds, including spiders to hide.
- Seal cracks and crevices where spiders can sneak into your home. This includes areas around your windows, pipes, and cabinets.
- Remove spider’s sources of food. If you have issues with other small insects in your home, it will be even more difficult to get rid of spiders and keep them away in the future.
How Does Green Wing treat Spider Infestations?
Green Wing Service’s approach to Spider control includes both topical and preventative treatment. Our specialists will spray around the perimeter and eaves of your homes. We will also sweep down spider webs during each visit.
Luckily, these pests can be controlled starting with the first visit. Click here to learn more about our process. We create a follow-up schedule for your home or business to keep these pests at bay. Life is good pest-free!
Your bug guy,