Everything Every Miami-Dade County Property Owner Should Know About Spider Control

August 28, 2020

If you don't want spiders spinning their webs all over your Miami-Dade County property, there are a few things you should know. Learn more about the spiders you might encounter and what you can do to prevent them from taking over your property.

a wolf spider on the ground

Types Of Spiders In Miami-Dade County

There are several common species of spiders in the area. On lanais, the spiny orb weaver is a frequent sight. They're small and have a crab-like shape. With their black, white, and red colors, these spiders are easy to identify.

Orb Weavers
Orb weavers are not dangerous to humans, nor are they destructive. But they are prolific web-makers and can quickly take over your patio.

Wolf Spider
Another local spider is the wolf spider. As one of the largest local species of spiders, the wolf spider inspires fear. They can grow to be as large as a grapefruit and are brown. Wolf spiders don't build webs and aren't one of the more venomous types of spiders. However, they can bite and some people are sensitive to these bites.

Daddy Long Legs
Local property owners often encounter daddy long legs. While these spiders aren't destructive or harmful, they are usually present in high numbers. This makes them a nuisance.

Brown Recluse & Black Widows
Only two local spiders are considered dangerous to humans. First, there's the brown recluse. They prefer hiding in basements and attics. Although their bite isn't deadly, it is painful and can cause a severe reaction. Black widows are also venomous, and their bites may cause severe reactions.

Although spider bites are rarely serious, spiders can be a huge nuisance. Few property owners welcome spiders onto their property, and you should consider using spider control methods.

Why Do Spiders Come Into Your Home?

Most spiders prefer to be outdoors. However, they do come indoors for food. If you have a pest problem in your home, those pests will attract spiders. Therefore, a spider problem is often the sign of a bigger issue. You might have flies, mosquitoes, or other pests in your home attracting a large spider population.

Spider Prevention

Follow these tips to keep spiders away:

1. Clear Away Spider Webs

To keep spiders at bay, you should remove their webs. They will rebuild the web, but they're more likely to move if you keep knocking down their webs. When you clear away a web, be sure to get the whole web. The spiders can quickly and easily repair minor damage. It's worth noting that this won't resolve your spider troubles, but it can help.

2. Cover Cracks

Typically, spiders enter homes through cracks in walls, gaps under doors, and holes in screens. You should cover all potential entrances to keep spiders out. Doing so will also keep other insects out. As a result, your home will be even less appealing to spiders. They'll have no reason to intrude and will remain outside, where the food is.

3. Limit Moisture

There are some local species of spiders that thrive in moist environments. To keep spiders out, limit the moisture in your home. This means using a dehumidifier where it's necessary and repairing plumbing issues. A spider's prey also relies on moisture. So, by keeping the moisture levels of your home down, you're also keeping out insects.

4. Use A Pest Control Company

The best way to keep pests out is to work with a pest control company. In addition to coming up with a strategy to keep spiders out, an experienced technician can employ pest control methods that keep other pests out as well.

Most household pests are difficult to keep away from your property. Without the right tools and experience, there's only so much that you can do. Contact the Miami-Dade County pest control experts at Amco Pest Solutions to get spiders and their insect prey out, and more importantly, keep them out of your home.

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