Expert Spider Control in Florida
If you have spiders in or around your home, contact your local spider control experts here at Native Pest Management. As third-generation natives to West Palm Beach, FL, we know the types of spiders in our local area and know how best to stop them.
Serving all of St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Leon counties, Native Pest Management is here to help you reclaim your home.
Contact us today for a free spider control quote!
We’ll find out where spiders are coming from, what conducive conditions may be attracting them, and come up with a plan to stop them. Guaranteed.
Why Are Spiders So Scary?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, phobias affect one in ten people in the United States - and of those individuals, over 40 percent of them have fears associated with spiders and other insects.
How can something so small create so much fear? Most psychologists believe that we are conditioned to be afraid of spiders. Since many spiders may have venomous bites, it’s been ingrained in us over many generations to stay as far away from them as possible.
Since it’s in our DNA to hate spiders, it’s no surprise we don’t want them anywhere near our homes. Fortunately, you don’t have to.
How Do Spiders Get Inside My House?
Like most South Florida area pests, spiders enter your home looking for food and shelter. Spiders are first attracted to your home due to the presence of food on the exterior. Usually, we find that flying insects like mosquitoes, gnats and midges are surrounding your home since the lights at night are so attractive to them.
Once spiders take up residence on the exterior of your home, they may enter via soffit vents on the eaves of your home, through windows with damaged screens, underneath doors or through the gaps in sliding glass doors.
Are Spiders In Florida Dangerous?
One of the most common questions that our spider control experts are asked is “Are spiders here in Florida dangerous?” In truth, the answer is rarely. The vast majority of spiders in Florida are non-venomous and do not bite unless you antagonize them.
Black Widow Spiders
Black widow spiders, which are venomous, are native to Florida. To identify a black widow spider, look for (from a safe distance) an hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of their abdomen.
Unlike the black widow spider, recluse spiders are not native to Florida. The most common recluse spider you may find in your home is the brown recluse spider, which is identifiable by a violin-shaped marking on its back.
If you believe that you have found either Black Widow or Brown Recluse spiders in your home, we recommend that you get in touch with your South Florida spider control experts here at Native Pest Management.
Debunking The Myth: All Spiders Are Bad
While many people have been conditioned to hate all types of spider, just remember, not all spiders are bad. In fact, most spiders in the West Palm Beach area are good!
Spiders play an important role in our local South Florida ecosystem. They are nature’s most natural way of reducing flying insects like mosquitoes and gnats that can be a major nuisance in the area.
If you aren’t remotely interested in saving spiders, that is okay, just contact us instead!