Perhaps one of the most polarizing creepy crawly creatures in the insect world is the spider. A popular image for Halloween decoration, these are some of the most well-known insects in the world. Some people keep them as pets while others screech at the sight of the smallest arachnid. Whether you love them or hate them, spiders can cause problems around your home if they’re left to thrive.
Found in closets, upper corners, under furniture, and angels of window frames. Also garages, sheds, barns, attics, and crawl spaces. With our prompt spider extermination services, which is included in our regular pest control services, Florida homes and businesses can successfully remove spiders and eliminate the risk of such spider infestations in the future.
Let’s look at some of the common poisonous spiders in Florida.
Having an infestation of these spiders in your home can not only be a nuisance but they can be deadly. Brown recluse spiders can be identified by a dark brown mark shaped like a violin on their backs. These venomous spiders range in color from tan to dark brown and vary in length from a quarter of an inch to a half-inch.
Since the violin is not always present, the best way to identify the recluse is by observing the eyes. Most spiders have eight eyes; recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in pairs. Found in sheds, garages, basements, and woodpiles. Also, dressers, cardboard boxes, and behind baseboards and pictures.
Females have compact bodies that are dark brown or black. Both are covered in fine hair. Found in: dark recesses of windowsills, shutters, overhangs, and other dark areas. The females stay close to their webs, but the males wander in search of prey and females.
They are larger than many common house spiders and their legs are more spread out which makes them faster. While these spiders aren’t deadly to humans, if you get bitten, you could experience itching and swelling around the bite. Wolf spiders can grow up to two inches in length and typically live outdoors under ivy or the like.
Males are dark gray or brown, and if they have an hourglass shape it is yellow or white. Found in woodpiles, stone walls, outdoor furniture, or railings. Also garages, sheds, barns, basements, and crawlspaces. Of course, we are you sure don’t want to get too close to try and identify a spider.
Another common poisonous spider in Florida is the black widow. This might be the most well-known dangerous spider in the insect world. The black widow can be identified by a red, hourglass-shaped spot on the abdomen.
Shockingly, they can live for up to a year without food or water. Their venom can cause severe reactions in children and the elderly or those with preexisting conditions and compromised immune systems. Unfortunately, the bite can frequently go unnoticed at first before it begins to turn red and swell.
If you are bitten by a spider and you are unable to catch and identify the spider, you might want to get it checked out. Every person reacts differently and it’s possible you could have an allergic reaction. The good news is they rarely attack and bite humans.
When scared they tend to play dead and usually bite only when unintentionally pinched or squeezed or immediately threatened. Do your best to collect the spider responsible for your bite in a container to take with you to the hospital.
This way, the doctors will know what they’re dealing with.
While spider bites are nothing to scoff at they are easily avoided. Keep nooks and crannies tidy and spider web free to avoid build-up.
In addition to regular cleaning, make sure you get regular pest services to keep the creepy crawlies out, to begin with. Here at Drive Bye we will set up a perimeter of defense around your home and make sure and treat all those little places spiders like to hide.
Since spiders are experts at hide-and-seek a professional is a great asset to make sure you’ve got all the bases covered and your family isn’t at risk of a deadly spider bite.
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