South Florida Spider Control
If there is one pest that nobody can tolerate here in South Florida, it’s spiders. Sure, most of the time they mind their business, never doing so much as catching other bugs in your home, bet regardless of if you have arachnophobia or not, seeing a spider in your home can be quite unsettling. Luckily, if you have spiders in your home you can contact your local spider control experts here at Native Pest Management.
Serving the West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Lake Worth, and Boca Raton areas, Native Pest Management is here to help you reclaim every corner of your home from spiders. Contact us today for a free spider control estimate, or to inquire about our various other pest control services.
Why Are People Scared Of Spiders?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, phobias affect one in 10 people in the United States — and of those individuals, over 40 percent of them have fears associated with spiders and other insects. But why can something so small make people shake? Most psychologists believe that people are conditioned to be scared of spiders — as in someone is bitten by a spider and is then scared of spiders from there on out. While we are spider control experts and not psychologists, we would be willing to bet that there are plenty of people that were scared of spiders well before they had been bitten. Regardless of why you are scared of spiders, the last place you want to see them is in your home. Luckily, you don’t have to. Simply get in touch with your local Palm Beach County exterminators here at Native Pest Management and ask about our spider extermination services.
How Do Spiders Get Into Your West Palm Beach Area Home Or Business?
Spiders are everywhere, inhabiting almost every pocket of the planet, but that being said, you really only notice them when they enter your home or business. Spiders are not necessarily entering your property with malicious intent. Instead, like most other pests, they are simply looking for shelter. Spiders can easily enter the threshold of your property via cracks under doors, windows, and really any other area that is not properly sealed. If you have spiders in your home, we urge you to get in touch with one of our experienced spider control experts. Not only will we help you exterminate the existing spider populations in your home or business, but we will also provide you with valuable information towards keeping them out.
Are Spiders Dangerous In South Florida?
One of the most common questions that our spider control experts are asked is “Are spiders here in South Florida dangerous?”, and you are not wrong to ask! In truth, the answer is yes — and no. Most spiders are what are known as nuisance pests, meaning the extent of their damages is to make you uncomfortable in your own home or business, but there are two dangerous spiders that you should keep an eye out for.
Widow Spiders – Widow spiders, most commonly known by one particular species, the black widow, are native to South Florida. While some species are native, and others have been introduced, they all have one thing in common — they are venomous. When identifying a widow spider, it is important to look for (from a safe distance) an hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of their abdomen. If you find or think that you have found, a widow spider, get in touch with us at Native Pest Management right away!
Recluse Spiders – Unlike the widow spider, recluse spiders are not native to South Florida. Instead, these spiders have been inadvertently brought here, establishing populations in and around our homes and businesses. The most common recluse that you might find in your home is the brown recluse, a spider identifiable by a violin-shaped marking on it’s back.
If you believe that you have found either of these spiders in your home, it is important that you get in touch with your South Florida spider control experts here at Native Pest Management. If you are having trouble identifying or determining if you have venomous spiders in your home, we urge you to check out some identification resources brought to you by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service.
Debunking The Myth: All Spiders Are Bad
While it may be a result of arachnophobia and venomous spiders like the black widow or brown recluse, people have been conditioned to hate all bugs with eight legs. While we understand, we just want to point out that not all spiders are bad. In fact, most spiders are good!
Spiders play an important role in natural ecosystems (and for the sake of this conversation, your home can be considered a “natural” ecosystem). In fact, we are kind of like spiders here at Native Pest Management, being that they are the real pest control experts. Spiders in your home will seldom bother you. Instead, they spend their time praying upon other nuisance pests that have decided to move into your home.
That being said, we know that most people would rather not have spiders in their home at all, so we have a proposal. If you have a spider in your home, find someone with the guts to trap it (or purchase a bug vacuum) and make it a point to relocate spiders to your yard rather than kill them. Before you get close to a spider, be sure to properly identify that it is non-venomous.
If you aren’t remotely interested in saving the spiders, that is okay too, just contact us instead!
Let Native Pest Management Help You Today!
If you are looking to rid your home or business of spiders, you have come to the right place. Native Pest management is your local South Florida spider control experts, and we are here to ensure that you get rid of your spider infestation swiftly while ensuring that they stay out! Contact us today for more information on our spider control services or to request a free estimate.
We look forward to helping you rid your home of spiders, and if you have any questions about a spider in particular, or if you need help identifying a spider be sure to get in touch with us.