Spiders can invoke very different reactions from different people. Some people may smack them to the side, others may resist that urge in fear that they might harm the small creature. Meanwhile, and most commonly, others are terrified and disgusted by their very presence. Wherever you might fall on the spectrum, you would probably agree that a sudden increase in spiders in your Florida is a cause for concern.
Although spiders are a common household pest, seeing more of them than usual could be pointing to another problem.
Common house spiders are generally small in size, about the size of an apple seed or smaller. The color of these spiders can vary in color, ranging from gray to brown to yellow to off-white and featuring a variety of markings. Are they dangerous? Frankly, almost all spiders are venomous and house spiders are no exception. Spiders use their venom to kill their prey before they can eat it.
Although this sounds scary, house spiders are virtually harmless to humans. In most cases, a bite from a house spider will not cause any major reaction. There might be a lot of pain at the location of the bite and potentially some redness and swelling. The venom isn’t anything to be concerned about considering it has no real effect on a human because of the size of us in comparison to the spiders. Spiders are primarily seen as a scary nuisance.
However, it should be noted that an increase of spiders within the house can often point to the infestation of other pests. Spiders use these pests as a food source and so an increase of other household pests may lead to the spread of harmful bacteria or property damage.
Preventing spiders from getting inside is important. It is the first step to avoiding a full infestation. Here are a few steps you can take:
At DriveBye Exterminators we are determined to keep you and your family safe from any pests that make their way into your home. With a spider infestation, you want it done right the first time. Our experts know how to handle all sorts of infestations and can save you the time and money of trial and error. Give DriveBye Exterminators a call today to help with any unwanted pests in your home!