Learning More About Spiders

What are spiders? Well, this pest is a member of the Araneae order. They’re arthropods that generally have eight legs and six or eight eyes. They have fangs and can use them to inject venom into their victims. There are spiders around the world with more than 40,000 identified spices. Spiders can create webs by extruding silk from their abdomens. Once they’ve done that, they can use the webs to capture and kill prey. The type of prey they prefer depends on the species and its size. Some of the largest spider species can consume lizards and birds. Smaller spiders prefer consuming other spiders and insects.

Some spiders are social and can live in communal webs with more than 50,000 other spiders. In nature, a spider will likely survive a few years. When they’re living in a protected environment, spiders can survive up to 25 years or longer. Adult female spiders grow larger than their male counterparts, but male spiders have larger palps. If you’ve found a spider in your home, you’re likely looking at a male spider. It has entered your home while looking for a female for mating purposes.

Are Spiders Dangerous?

Most consumers will immediately answer yes to this question. After all, spiders bite and some spider bites are indeed dangerous. However, they’re not always dangerous. In reality, 99% of the bites will be harmless. Still, there is a chance that you’re going to experience severe adverse reactions, including necrotic wounds or systemic toxicity. Spider bites can cause death too. The biggest issue is that the spider is going to inject venom into its victim. If this happens, you’ll need to seek medical treatment immediately.

Just remember that most spiders living in Miami will not pose a serious threat, but you don’t want to play around with them.

What Causes Spiders?

Ultimately, it is difficult to know why spiders have decided to enter your home. As mentioned above, male spiders might be looking for mates. Alternatively, they could be searching for food or dark, moist areas.

Getting Rid Of Spiders – When To Call An Exterminator?

To eliminate spiders in your home, you need to look outside. It is pertinent to reduce the spider population outside first. Once you’ve done that, the spiders in your home will likely leave too. You can start by removing rock piles, woodpiles, and other things that might give spiders a place to stay. Make sure that your exterior walls are free of cracks and gaps. Deal with excess moisture as well.

When should you call an exterminator? If the infestation is too large or you’re afraid of getting bit, you should contact us. Our exterminators will take the risks, so you don’t have to.

Is Your Spider Treatment Safe?

Our spider treatments are safe. We strive to use natural products and tools when dealing with spider infestations. However, we may need to use conventional products on your property. If this is the case, we’ll make sure that they’re used appropriately and safely. Our company uses EPA-registered products to ensure our clients’ safety. Our exterminators are trained extensively, so they’ll know how to handle the issue without exposing you and your loved ones to unnecessary risks.

When Can You Start?

We know that you want to get rid of those spiders promptly. Well, you should start by calling us. We can send an exterminator to your home within 24 to 48 hours.

Preventing Spider Infestations

It is wise to take steps to keep spiders out of your home. To do this, focus on the spiders outside. Get rid of objects and materials that spiders may use to build nests. If you have large bushes, you should keep them trim. If you have rock piles or woodpiles, you should get rid of them immediately. Eliminate potential nesting areas, and you’ll be able to keep the spiders off of your property and out of your home.

Are Brown Recluse Spiders In Miami?

Most Miami residents are worried about brown recluse spiders. Is this something a Miami resident should worry about? Ultimately, everyone should be concerned about the possibility of brown recluse spiders because they’re incredibly dangerous. However, you can sleep soundly knowing that there aren’t many brown recluse spiders in Florida. Three species of recluse spiders can be found in this state, but they’re not common.

  • Most Miami residents will never encounter a brown recluse spider.
  • These spiders can travel in shipping containers and boxes.
  • They can survive in Miami if they get there.
  • Brown recluse spiders are rarely found outside in Miami.
  • Even if your home has brown recluse spiders, you likely won’t get bit.
  • Brown recluse spiders are timid so they’ll try to hide from humans.
  • You can use over-the-counter products to eliminate the spiders in and around your home.
  • You should fear spiders, but you shouldn’t let your fear ruin your life.

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