Do you have arachnophobia, or a fear of spiders? If you live in central Florida and hate spiders, you may have a problem. But the truth is, you have nothing to fear when it comes to many of the spiders you’ll come across in Florida. On the other hand, you should steer clear of a few poisonous types. So, how can you tell which is which?
Spiders that Florida residents often encounter include the Funnel Weaver — also known as the Domestic House Spider or Tegenaria domestica — the False Black Widow (Steatoda borealis), the Wolf Spider (Lycosidae spp.), the Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) and the Black Widow (Latrodectus spp.)
Naturally, the most critical characteristic of spiders you will be interested in is whether they are poisonous. The main spiders you will want to watch out for in this regard are the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow:
The non-venomous False Black Widow does not have the red hourglass and is more brown than black. Meanwhile, Funnel Weavers look something like brown recluses but have eight eyes and are hairy. Wolf spiders look like Funnel Weavers but do not spin webs.
As you probably realize, venomous spiders can indeed hurt you. Black widow and brown recluse venom are both highly toxic. If one of these spiders bites you, seek medical treatment immediately. Other spiders could potentially bite you, but while the bite may be mildly painful, it should generally be otherwise harmless. Few spiders are at all interested in biting humans and will usually only do so if aggressively provoked.
Bee Green Pest Control specializes in removing all kinds of pests from your home and around your property. We have special treatments to exterminate spiders and other pests that may be infesting your home and can also provide a perimeter treatment to help prevent future pests from getting in. Certainly, if you identify the presence of black widows or brown recluses in or around your home, you will want to take pest control steps immediately. We can help you with other types of spiders, as well.
No matter what pests you’re struggling with in central Florida, we at Bee Green Pest Control want to help. That’s why we make it easy by offering a free on-site estimate of your pest problem. To take advantage of this offer, all you have to do is visit our scheduling page and choose a time that is convenient for you. We’ll send our experts over to assess your pest control needs and create your estimate, so you can enjoy pest-free living in your home as soon as possible.