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Spider Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What Are Spiders?

Orb Weaver Spider

Spiders are common pests that most people wish would stay away from their homes. These arachnids have eight legs, two body segments, and a lack of wings and antennae. They produce both venom and silk.

Spiders thrive in Florida as our warm temperatures, plentiful vegetation, pool areas, and regular rainfall offer spiders and their insect prey the things they need to live in large successful populations.

In Cape Coral, many different species of spiders can find their way to our indoor and outdoor spaces, including:

  • Black widow spiders
  • Brown widow spiders
  • Orb weaver spiders
  • Wolf spiders

To help you identify the types of spiders in Florida that regularly enter our Cape Coral properties, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Coastal Lawn and Pest for pest and lawn care services in Cape Coral!

Are Spiders Dangerous?

The vast majority of spiders that live in Florida and across the United States are harmless. Yes, all spiders produce venom, but most only produce venom potent enough to cause harm to their insect prey. While spider bites can be painful, they typically don’t cause long-lasting health effects in humans.

Unfortunately for the residents of Florida, our state is home to nuisance and dangerous spiders like the black widow spider. Black widow spiders are shiny black spiders with oval abdomens with a reddish-orange “hourglass” marking on their abdomen.

Dangerous spiders are types of spiders that have venom potent enough to cause serious health problems in people. A bite from a dangerous spider should cause you to seek medical attention so your symptoms can be managed.

Why Do I Have a Spider Problem?

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How Do I Get Rid of Spiders?

If spiders have found a way into your home or have overtaken your yard, the best way to get rid of them is with the help of Coastal Lawn and Pest's local, knowledgeable professionals! Through regular home pest control and lawn care services, you can encourage spiders and the insects they feed on to live anywhere but your home or yard.

Our indoor and outdoor pest control treatments are tailored to meet your property’s unique needs. We understand the spider control needs of homes located in Cape Coral and will make sure those needs are met. Our professionals are dedicated to our communities and want to help people maintain pest-free properties.

How Can I Prevent Spiders in the Future?

Controlling spiders is best done by implementing regular pest control services, making your property less attractive to insects, and sealing common entry points leading into your home. Learn how to prevent spiders with the following tips:

  • Maintain your yard and gardens to prevent them from overgrowing.
  • Keep lids on trashcans and recycling bins to keep insects out.
  • Remove areas of standing water on your property.
  • Make sure your yard has good drainage.
  • Use caulk or expandable foam to seal cracks in your home's foundation.
  • Repair roof damage.
  • Keep screens on vents and caps on chimneys.

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