Filmmakers have made money from movies about spiders. There is something scary about hairy, eight-legged creatures with multiple eyes running toward their human prey. Whether due to Hollywood horror movies about spiders, or our innate fear, we can agree that no one wants to share a space with Florida spiders.
If you are tired of running into cobwebs, seeing spiders run across the floor, or noticing spiders in the corners, then you need the Jacksonville pest control team from Trad’s Pest Control. We have been eliminating spiders since 1971 in the Jacksonville area, and we will use our experience to stop spiders from infesting your home.
How Do Spiders Get Into Your Home? Eight Typical Entry Points
When we see spiders in the house, a common question is: how did the spiders get in? Spiders in Florida come into our homes from outdoors through the following:
- Holes in screens on windows
- Open garage doors
- Underneath exterior doors
- Plants brought in from outside the home
- Firewood brought inside from the yard
- Holes in window frames
- Gaps between pipes and wires entering the structure
- Tree branches touching the house
Spiders enter Jacksonville homes for water, food, warmth, and shelter. If you have an infestation of spiders, your problem may be more than those creepy arachnids. The abundance of insects in a house is an attraction for spiders. Often, outdoor lights attract Florida bugs which then attract spiders. The light emanating from inside the house also attracts spiders.
An abundance of spiders in your home requires a spider exterminator near you: Trad’s Pest Control. Having many spiders in the house indicates other insects such as flies. Flies can spread disease to you and your family by shedding pathogens on food and surfaces, exposing your family to diseases and infections.
Eliminating The Spiders Inside Your Home
Common spiders of Florida in our Jacksonville homes include black or brown widow spiders, orb weaver spiders, cellar spiders, and wolf spiders. Some of these spiders are venomous and need to be eradicated from your home using the following spider control methods:
- Vacuum the house regularly
- Close indoor trash can lids
- Replace cardboard storage boxes with plastic boxes
- Remove stacks of old magazines, paper, and other clutter
- Dehumidify the crawlspace, basement, or cellar
When you vacuum, use a wand attachment to suck out spider eggs hidden in cracks. Make your house unattractive to spiders by using exterior bug lights, closing the shades at night, and reducing the Florida insects in the home. Practicing good sanitation, eliminating moist areas, and repairing leaky pipes will help control an infestation.
Blocking Spider Entry Points In Homes
A Florida spider can gain access to your home through cracks and gaps.
Close off access points by sealing openings in the foundation, under the eaves, or where pipes and wires enter the house using caulk. Fix holes in window screens and doors. Keep the garage door closed as much as possible. Trim tree branches and bushes away from the house to prevent access. Add or replace broken door sweeps.
Professional Spider Control In Jacksonville
Killing a spider will not stop a spider infestation; you must destroy the nests and eggs. Professional spider control is necessary because there are many spider species in the Jacksonville area; identifying the spider species in the house is crucial for developing an effective treatment strategy.
At Trad’s Pest Control, our family-run company of trained pest control technicians has been eliminating spiders from Jacksonville homes for decades. Contact us, and we will schedule a free inspection to determine the spider species and the extent of the infestation.