How To Tell If The Spider In Your Tampa Home Is Dangerous

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If you see a lot of spiders in your Tampa home, you may wonder if they're dangerous. Don't worry; the Tampa pest control pros at EchoTech Pest Control Services are here to help. We'll teach you how to identify dangerous spiders and what to do if you're bitten by one. We'll also provide some handy ways to get rid of spiders from your property and prevent future problems. 

How To Identify Dangerous Spiders

Tampa has many different types of spiders, but only a few are considered dangerous. Our area's most common hazardous spiders are the brown recluse and the black widow. 

Both of these spiders are typically brown or black and have distinctive markings. The brown recluse spider has a violin-shaped mark on its back, while the black widow spider has a red hourglass-shaped mark on its abdomen. If you see a spider with either of these markings, it's essential to exercise caution. Rather than trying to remove the spider yourself, contact the green pro specialists at EchoTech Pest Control Services. 

The Side Effects Of Being Bitten By A Dangerous Spider

You may experience serious side effects if a dangerous spider bites you. Brown recluse spider bites can cause necrosis when the tissue around the wound dies. But before that happens, you may experience pain, redness, and swelling at the bite site. Black widow spider bites can be even more dangerous. These spider bites can cause muscle cramps, nausea, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms after being bitten by a spider, seek medical attention immediately.

Although these spiders and their bites are rarely fatal, they can cause serious health problems. That's why it's vital to be able to identify these dangerous spiders and take precautions to avoid being bitten. 

How To Safely Get Rid Of Dangerous Spiders On Your Property

If you see any dangerous spiders on your property, the best thing to do is contact EchoTech Pest Control Services. Removing the spider yourself is not recommended, as it could bite you. Our green pro specialists have the training and experience to handle venomous spiders in Florida. We'll be able to remove these spiders from your property safely, and we can also take steps to prevent future spider problems.

How To Prevent Future Dangerous Spider Problems

The best way to prevent dangerous spider problems in your home is to implement simple precautionary measures:

  • Keep your yard clean and free of debris: Spiders tend to hide and make their webs in cluttered areas, so keeping your yard clean will make it less attractive to them.
  • Seal cracks and openings around your home: Spiders can enter your home through small openings, so it's important to seal any cracks or gaps around your doors and windows.
  • Use natural spider repellents: Essential oils like peppermint and lemon oil can help get rid of spiders in your house.
  • Remove their food sources: Other insects attract spiders, so removing food sources like mosquitoes and flies can deter them.

Taking these precautions will help to keep dangerous spiders away from your property. If you have a persistent spider problem, contact EchoTech Pest Control Services. We offer regular pest control plans to help keep your home free of spiders and other pests all year. Contact us today for a free estimate.