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Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Your Sarasota Home


If you are like most of us, one of the main reasons you love Sarasota is the weather. It is warm and sunny almost all year, with mild winters to give you a break from the summer heat. Unfortunately, this climate also provides an ideal habitat for various pests, including spiders. 

Spiders get a bad reputation as terrifying and spooky pests, and horror movies and Halloween decorations constantly feature them. While most spiders are actually harmless, their presence in your home can be unsettling. In this article, Westfall's Lawn and Pest will explore the different types of spiders you may find in your home, how to prevent them, and how professional pest control in Sarasota from Westfall's Lawn and Pest can help keep your home spider-free. 

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

Not many people stop to take a look at a spider when they find one in their home, but if you did, you would find one of the common spider species in Sarasota.

Understanding the types of spiders commonly found in Sarasota is the first step in effective control. Here are some of the notable ones:

  • Common House Spider: These are the small, brownish spiders you often find indoors, spinning irregular webs in corners and hiding in crevices.

  • Black Widow: Recognizable by their shiny black bodies and red hourglass markings, black widows are venomous. They prefer dark, undisturbed areas like basements and garages.

  • Brown Recluse: These are light to dark brown spiders with distinctive violin-shaped marks on their bodies. Brown recluses are known for their venomous bites.

  • Wolf Spiders: These are robust, hairy spiders that actively hunt their prey rather than using webs. They can appear intimidating but are not dangerous.

If you see spiders in your home, call us right away for professional spider identification. We can determine what species of spider is in your home and the best options for treatment. This is especially important if you suspect you have brown recluse or black widow spiders around.

Issues Caused By Spiders In The House: Webs, Bites And Inconvenience

While most spiders are not harmful to humans, their presence can lead to several issues:

  • Webs: Many spiders, especially common house spiders, spin unsightly webs that collect dust and debris.

  • Bites: Although spider bites are relatively rare, some species, like the black widow and brown recluse, can deliver venomous bites that require medical attention.

  • Scare Factor: For many homeowners, the mere sight of spiders can be unsettling and lead to anxiety or discomfort.

  • Signaling Infestation: If spiders are in your home, it’s likely because other bugs are already inside for them to eat.

With all the issues caused by spiders, you want to do everything you can to avoid them, including taking steps to prevent spiders around your home

Preventing Spiders From Coming Inside: Effective Prevention Techniques

Keeping spiders out of your home is the best way to ensure a spider-free environment. Here are some proven prevention techniques:

  • Seal cracks, gaps, and openings that spiders can use for entry.

  • Insects are attracted to light, which in turn attracts spiders. Reduce outdoor lighting or use yellow bulbs that are less attractive to insects.

  • Trim bushes, trees, shrubs, and other vegetation away from your home. Spiders often use these to enter your house.

  • Clean and dust your home to eliminate spider webs and their hiding spots.

  • Spiders love cluttered areas where they can hide. Keep your home tidy and organized.

Along with following these steps, partnering with us for professional spider control in Sarasota is the best way to keep your home spider-free.

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

While prevention measures can go a long way in keeping spiders at bay, professional home pest control services in Sarasota from Westfall's Lawn and Pest provide the most effective and lasting solution. 

Our technicians are well-trained in spider identification and control methods. We understand the habits and behaviors of different spider species, allowing us to target them effectively. We tailor our spider control methods to your specific needs. And you can rest assured that we stand behind our work. Our services come with guarantees, ensuring that your home remains spider-free. We also offer ongoing pest control maintenance to prevent spiders and other pests that attract them from returning. 

Keep creepy spiders out of your home and away from your family. Contact us immediately for spider control and prevention that you can count on, and let us ensure your home remains spider-free all year. We'll make certain you can enjoy the beautiful weather in Sarasota without worrying about spiders and all the issues they can cause.

"We have used a number of pest control companies over the past 30 years, Carson and the team at Westfall are some of the best in the business! Highly professional, knowledgeable and great to work with.  Highly recommend Westfall for your ALL our Pest Control needs!"

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