There’s Spiders in My House, What Should I Do? 

10 July 2024 · 3 min read

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If you’ve ever come across a spider lurking in your home, you know it can be quite a heart-pounding moment. It’s even more unsettling if you’re not sure about the types of spiders and the potential risks they bring. Some are harmless and help keep other pests in check, while others… not so much. Understanding how to deal with these creepy crawlers is key to maintaining a cozy and secure living space. In this blog, we’ll take a deep dive into the common spiders you might encounter in Florida homes, share prevention techniques, and explain how Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control can help keep your home spider-free. 

Common Spiders Found in Homes   

When it comes to the arachnids that often make their way into residential spaces, spiders are a diverse and fascinating group. Among the common household spiders encountered are: 

  • House Spiders: These small and innocuous spiders are known for weaving messy cobwebs in undisturbed corners. 
  • Jumping Spiders: Easily recognizable by their compact bodies and impressive jumping prowess, these beneficial spiders pose no threat and can assist in keeping other pests at bay. 
  • Cellar Spiders: Often found in basements and cellars, these long-legged arachnids are harmless and contribute to natural pest control by feeding on other insects. 
  • Wolf Spiders: While their appearance may be imposing, these larger and sturdier spiders may occasionally venture indoors in search of prey. Despite their size, they pose no danger to humans. 

How To Prevent Spiders from Coming into Homes    

Tired of eight-legged intruders invading your space? Here are some tips to keep those pesky spiders at bay: 

  • Seal Entry Points: Take a thorough stroll around your home to seal any cracks, gaps, or openings. This will discourage spiders and other pests from making themselves at home. 
  • Remove Food Sources: Minimize the presence of other bugs by keeping your space clean and dust-free. Regular vacuuming and dusting will eliminate pesky spider webs and eggs. Declutter and organize your spaces to make them less appealing to sneaky spiders. 
  • Maintain Landscaping: Show your yard some love by trimming back vegetation from your home’s exterior and keeping things tidy. Goodbye, spider habitats. 
  • Install Screens: Ensure that all windows and doors have proper screens to prevent spiders from entering. 
  • Outdoor Lighting: Spiders are attracted to light, which in turn attracts insects. Using yellow or sodium vapor lights outdoors can reduce this attraction. 

With these nifty moves, you’ll be well on your way to keeping spiders from cozying up to your living space. 

What Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control Does to Protect Your Home Against Spiders  

Want to keep those creepy crawlers away from your home? Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control has got you covered. Here’s what we do to protect your home against spiders: 

  • Web Wiping the Exterior: We carefully remove spider webs and spiders from the exterior of your home, including eaves, pool cages, and lanais. No insecticides here, just a thorough clean-up. 
  • Eliminating Food Sources: By getting rid of insects and bugs, we cut off the buffet that attracts spiders to your home. It’s all about keeping their food source in check. 
  • Organic and Natural Methods: Our web-wiping technique is eco-friendly and chemical-free, so you can protect your home without harming the environment. 
  • Lawn Spray for Extra Protection: For an added layer of defense, we provide a lawn spray service that targets spiders and other pesky insects. Say goodbye to fleas, ticks, roaches, ants, centipedes, and millipedes. Our comprehensive spray has your back! 
  • Interior Inspection and Treatment: If spiders have snuck inside, we’ll hunt down their entry points and give your home a thorough spider sweep. Your space will be spider-free in no time. 

At Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control, we’re dedicated to keeping your home spider-free with our professional and comprehensive solutions. 

Maintaining a Spider-Free Home Environment 

Understanding the common types of spiders found in homes, particularly in Florida, and implementing effective prevention strategies is essential for keeping them away. Take a proactive approach by combining preventive measures with professional pest control services. At Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control, we offer organic and eco-friendly solutions to kick those spiders to the curb and keep your home safe and comfy. Don’t let spider infestations stress you out—reach out to us for expert assistance. Let’s make your home spider-free together. 

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