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A Helpful Spider Prevention Guide For Casselberry Homes

December 20, 2021

Do you have a pest that you cannot stand? Most people tolerate pests like flies and ants but absolutely hate to see spiders inside their living areas. If you have a fear of spiders or simply do not want these pests crawling around your living areas, we are here today to help. In this article, you'll find everything you should know about creepy spiders in Casselberry and how to keep these pests out of your living areas.

The Kinds Of Spiders That Invade Casselberry Homes 

More than a few different types of spiders live here in Casselberry. Most do not pose any threat to you and have no desire to invade your home. To make things simple, here is a description of the most common kinds of spiders that invade homes in our area.

A cellar spider is a pale yellow to light brown, 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch long, and has skinny legs and a small body.

A house spider is a yellowish-brown, 3/16 to 5/16 of an inch long spider with a bulbous abdomen with several dark stripes that meet on it at an angle.

A jumping spider is black, brown, or tan, 1/8 to 3/4 of an inch long spider with compact legs, a furry body, and large front-facing eyes.

A wolf spider is a dark brown 1/4 to 1 3/8 inches long with a furry, large striped, and marked body and abdomen.

A brown recluse is a light to dark brown, 1/4 to 1/2 inch long spider with a backward dark violin-shaped mark located behind its head.

A black widow is a dark black, 1 1/2 to 1 3/8 inches long, with a bulbous abdomen and a red hourglass mark on its underside.

Why Spiders Come Into Casselberry Homes

There are a few reasons different types of spiders invade homes here in Casselberry. The first reason is to hunt for other pests like flies, centipedes, ants, and cockroaches. If spiders have trouble catching food outdoors, they might come inside to eat. The other reason spiders come inside is that they get lost. Spiders naturally roam around and sometimes slip through gaps, cracks, and other openings in a home's exterior. Once inside, they will assess your living areas for food sources and places to hide if they decide to stick around.

Seven Simple Spider Prevention Tips For Casselberry Homes

One thing you should know is how to prevent spiders. We recommend keeping these pests out of your house by putting some general pest prevention measures in place. Here are a few great strategies to try today to keep spiders away:

  1. Seal gaps, cracks, and holes in your home's foundation.
  2. Repair damage to your window and door screens.
  3. Make sure all of your windows and doors have weatherstripping. 
  4. Install door sweeps under doors leading out of your home.
  5. Address moisture problems in and around your home.
  6. Keep your living areas clean and clutter-free.
  7. Store leftover food inside airtight containers.

The Best Way To Keep Spiders And Their Pest Prey Out In Casselberry

If you are looking for a way to keep all spiders and the pests they hunt out of your Casselberry home, you need a professional's help. At Rowland Pest Management, we offer long-term service options to prevent invasive pest species like spiders. These services include quick identification, detailed elimination tactics, and defensive treatments designed to keep pests at bay.

Contact our team today if you have any questions about our spider control services or our home pest management services in Casselberry.