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Florida Spider Control

At Lawn Pest Control Miami, we will find out where spiders are coming from and what conditions might be making them attract them. Then we’ll devise a plan to stop them.

Why are Spiders so Scary?

The American Psychiatric Association states that one in ten Americans has phobias. Of those people, more than 40 percent have fear of spiders or other insects.

How is it possible for something so small to cause so much fear? Psychologists believe we have been conditioned to fear spiders. Many spider bites can be quite venomous, so it is likely that we have been taught over generations to avoid them.

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How do Spiders get into Your House?

Spiders are a common pest in Florida. They enter homes looking for shelter and food. The presence of food outside your home is what attracts spiders to it. We often find that insects such as mosquitoes, gnats, and midges surround our homes because of the attractive lights at night.

Spiders can take up residence in your home’s exterior once they have established themselves. They may gain entry through soffit vents, windows with broken screens, under doors, or through gaps in sliding glass doors.

Are Florida Spiders Dangerous?

Our spider control specialists are often asked the following question: “Are spiders in Florida dangerous?” The truth is that spiders are rarely dangerous. Most spiders in Florida don’t bite unless they are provoked.

Black Widow Spiders

Black widow spiders are venomous and are native to Florida. You can identify a black widow spider by looking for an hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomen.

Recluse Spiders

Recluse spiders, unlike the black widow spider are not native to Florida. You may be able to find the brown recluse Spider in your home. It is easily identified by its distinctive violin-shaped markings on its back.

We recommend you contact Lawn Pest Control Miami if you suspect that you have either Brown Recluse or Black Widow spiders in your home.

Debunking the Myth: All Spiders Are Bad

Many people are conditioned to hate spiders of all kinds. But, it’s important to remember that not all spiders can be bad. Most spiders are actually good!

Spiders are vital to our local ecosystem in Florida. They are nature’s best natural method of controlling flying insects such as mosquitoes or gnats, which can be a nuisance in the area.

You don’t have to be interested in saving spiders. Contact us instead.