The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For Tampa Homes

a house spider crawling on a wall

Tampa, Florida, is a city that caters to everyone’s needs. Whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced city lifestyle, the more sedate pace of suburban life, or the utterly laid-back beach lifestyle, Tampa has a home for you. One thing that all these unique homes have in common is some of the pests that frequently invade homes—spiders being one of them. You might need spider control near you when spider encounters seem too frequent.

Characteristics Of A Spider

Spiders come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. The United States has over 3,000 different types of spiders. No matter what kind of house you live in, you’ll undoubtedly come across a few spiders, so it’s essential to identify them. 

Classified as arachnids, spiders have two body parts—an abdomen and a head/thorax combination, called a cephalothorax. They have eight legs, no wings, and no antennae. Many spiders have eight eyes, but some can have six. Most spiders have jaws with fangs that contain venom, and their silk-spinning capabilities often get displayed in the corners of rooms. 

Since certain Florida spiders have a bite that can pierce your skin and potentially make you ill, it’s always best to contact a pest professional near you, like EcoTech. Our Green Pro specialists can identify the most concerning spiders in your home and provide safe and effective spider removal services.

Reasons For Spiders In The Home

Over time, weather and normal wear and tear can cause homes to develop small cracks and crevices in foundations, windows, and doors; doors can also start to warp and create gaps underneath them. Tiny spiders use these defects to access homes. When homeowners leave debris in yards, such as rock, wood, brick, and compost piles, it encourages spiders to establish a habitat close to homes, making travel to and from your house quick and easy. Sometimes, people even transport spiders into their homes when they don’t check boxes or other items stored in outbuildings such as sheds and garages.

Another hard-to-resist lure for spiders is an overabundance of insects like mosquitoes, moths, crickets, and flies inside homes. Spiders find insects quite yummy; they do more of their fair share in controlling the insect population, thus helping the ecosystem. But when insects become abundant in your home, spiders may follow them, causing homeowners to have a twofold pest infestation problem—insects and spiders. 

Having lots of spiders in your home can indicate a bigger infestation problem that will require the expert services of pest professionals like us here at EcoTech. We can thoroughly inspect your home, find the source of your spider problems, and recommend effective pest control solutions.

Easy And Effective Spider Prevention Tips

Stopping spiders from entering your home comes down to using easy and effective spider prevention tips. If homeowners take the initiative to put some simple fixes in place, they can do much to keep spiders away from their homes. 

Six tips to help Tampa homeowners keep spiders out of homes include:

  1. Installing door sweeps on outside doors
  2. Using silicone-based caulking to fill in cracks, crevices, and foundation gaps
  3. Replacing cracked weatherstripping or caulking around doors and windows
  4. Inspecting and repairing damaged door and window screens
  5. Examining packages/boxes/firewood you bring indoors
  6. Cleaning up yard debris and keeping stacked firewood at least 20 feet from the house

If homeowners want to deter spiders, an excellent place to start is with simple but effective prevention measures. If a homeowner’s prevention measures fail, it’s good to know that EcoTech is nearby and can provide excellent backup services.

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Way To Keep The Spiders Away

Ultimately, EcoTech is a great way to ensure spiders in Tampa stay away from homes. Established in 2013, our locally owned and operated company offers customers home pest control services that focus on attention to detail, proactive communication, overall professionalism, and phenomenal customer service. We offer 100% guarantees—if your pest returns, so do we. Contact EcoTech today for a free inspection; our spider removal services can help keep your Tampa home spider-free.