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A Useful Spider Prevention Guide For Tampa Homeowners

October 15, 2022 - Spiders

Florida house spiders are an unfortunate part of day-to-day life in Tampa. If you are looking to keep these pests out of your home and away from your family, pest control in Tampa may be the best solution. Spiders can be a nuisance, leaving behind sticky webs, startling you when you least expect it, and growing their populations around your home. Keep spiders and their pest prey in check with help from the experts at Wise Owl Plus.

Characteristics Of The Common Spider

There are many different spiders in Tampa; some are simple nuisances, while others, like the black widow and brown recluse, carry more dire repercussions. All spiders have fangs and venom, but the vast majority do not pose a severe threat to people or our pets.

Spiders are eight-legged arachnids that hunt insects and other small pests. Many catch their prey in webs, while others hunt on foot. Spiders can be helpful in reducing the population of other Tampa pest species but become problematic when their numbers begin to grow within your home or property.

A Spider Infestation Often Indicates A Bigger Problem

It's not just the number of spiders that can be concerning when you notice an infestation, but also what these common spiders signify. A large number of spiders in or around your home indicates plenty of food for these eight-legged hunters. Often spider infestations are one of the first signs of another underlying pest issue. All types of spiders are hunters of other pests, and lots of hunters mean lots of prey. If you are noticing an influx of spiders in your home, it's worth checking with a pest control professional about inspecting your home for spiders as well as whatever is attracting them to your home. 

Five No-Sweat Spider Prevention Tips For Around The House

The best way to get rid of spiders naturally is to keep spiders out of the house in the first place. There are a variety of things that you can do to reduce the factors that attract spiders to your home as well as prevent access points that allow spiders inside.

To prevent spiders from getting into your Tampa home, try these five tips:

  1. Store food in covered containers to minimize pests like ants and cockroaches that attract spiders.
  2. Eliminate excess moisture sources by fixing leaks, maintaining drainage, and using dehumidifiers in poorly ventilated areas of your home.
  3. Minimize indoor and outdoor clutter to reduce the number of places spiders are able to hide in or near your property.
  4. Seal cracks and crevices around your home's exterior and install weatherstripping and door sweeps to minimize gaps around windows and doors to eliminate entry points for spiders and their prey. 
  5. Sweep away spider webs as you find them to discourage spiders from sticking around. 

And remember, spiders enter our homes in search of prey. To keep spiders out, it is essential to control any underlying pest issues within or around your home and garden.

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Spider Control Solution

Preventing spiders is one thing, but once you're noticing spiders everywhere, it may be time to call in the professionals. The best way to get rid of spiders is with expert help from the professionals at Wise Owl Plus. We can eliminate your existing infestation as well as the pests that are attracting spiders to your home and help you put in place measures to prevent spiders and other pests from returning. Call today to get a quote and find out more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Tampa.

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