Spiders Be Gone: Expert Tips For Effective Spider Control For Your Tampa Home

Spider on wall outside home

Spiders are creepy arachnids that can find their way into your home any time of the year. In Florida, many home-invading spiders can creep into your home when you least expect it. While most of the spiders in this area are harmless, there are a few types of spiders you should be extremely cautious around. 

At EcoTech Pest Control Services, our top priority is to keep you and your family safe. We have an experienced team of Tampa pest control specialists to help you identify the venomous and nonvenomous spiders in your home and get rid of all of them for good.

Spider Behavior: How They Hunt, Feed, And Mate

Spiders like to eat a variety of insects. They don't have teeth and are unable to chew their food. Instead, they will inject the insects with a digestive enzyme that turns the insect's insides into liquid. The spider will then eat the insides by drinking the liquefied remains. When it comes to hunting for food, some spiders take a more "hands-on" approach, while others prefer to be more passive hunters.

Some types of spiders in Tampa, like the wolf spider, prefer to hunt down their prey. They will typically hide in a dark area and wait for the insect to walk by. Once the insect is close, the wolf spider will dart out of its hiding space and attack the bug. Other spiders prefer to build elaborate, sticky webs and wait for their meals to come to them. Because spider webs are so thin, most bugs aren't able to see the web and will fly directly into it without realizing it. 

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

There are two venomous spiders found in Tampa; the black widow and the brown recluse. The black widow spider is a medium-sized spider that measures around 1 ½ inches long. This spider has a plump, round abdomen with a red marking on the underside. The rest of the body, legs, and head are solid black with a glossy appearance. The brown recluse spider only measures about a ½ inch long. It has a light-brown body and thin legs. The most distinguishing feature of the brown recluse is its violin-shaped marking on the back of its head. 

If you are bitten by a brown recluse or a black widow spider, you could experience severe symptoms such as fever, dizziness, muscle spasm, and trouble breathing. Not all venomous spider bites are life-threatening. However, if you feel any adverse effects after being bitten by a spider, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

All of the spiders in this area are attracted to areas with a lot of moisture and food. If you suddenly see a lot of spiders around your home, it could mean you have a moisture problem or a pest problem. 

Preventing Spider Infestations: Practical Tips And Tricks

There are a few natural remedies that you can try to prevent spiders from coming into your home, which include:

  • Remove any clutter from your home to eliminate hiding spots
  • Seal any small crevice or opening you have in your home
  • Don't place firewood close to your home

While all these methods are good, professional pest control is the most effective way to keep spiders out of your home. 

Professional Pest Control: A Great Spider Control Solutions

If you are tired of dealing with spiders, we are here to help. At EcoTech Pest Control Services, we can find out why you have spiders in your home and eliminate and prevent spider infestations. To keep your home sider-free, contact us today to learn more about our professional home pest control in Tampa!