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Dealing with Spiders

Spiders have long been touted to be a rather effective form of natural pest control.  Their webs trap unwanted insects and the arachnids survive on them.  But let’s face it, most people who come across a spider in their path, no matter how small or harmless it is, are not going to be happy about it.  There are over nine hundred species of spiders native to Melbourne, Florida and the surrounding areas of Cocoa and Cocoa Beach.  That’s a lot of different types to frighten you if you come across them in your home or garden.  While some may not mind having them around, your local pest control company can help you get rid of them quickly and help prevent them from returning.

If Spiders Are So Good, Why Would You Want to Get Rid of Them?

If spiders catch other pests, you might be wondering why you would want to get rid of them.  Most people just aren’t comfortable sharing their living space with these eight-legged creatures.  One reason is that you simply might have too many of them living in your attic or they routinely make their presence known in your living room or bedroom.  Some spiders are rather large, and can look quite intimidating, even if they are completely harmless.

There are three poisonous spiders in Florida.  While one of them, the golden orb spider, doesn’t do much harm to humans, the other two, the brown recluse and the black widow, can cause severe harm, hospitalizing or even killing their victims.  These spiders you really don’t want hanging around.  They don’t make traditional webs, ambushing their prey instead, making them a bit more difficult to detect until it’s too late.

Getting Rid of Spiders

There are several ways to discourage spiders from making your home theirs as well.  First, keep common hiding places – your attic for instance – clean.  Keep boxes sealed and sweep regularly.  You can buy spider repellents or spider specific pesticides.  Or you can try natural methods to repel spiders, such as essential oils.  Peppermint, tea tree, citrus and neem oils are all scents that deter spiders from getting cozy.

Call in the Pros

The best way to rid yourself of a spider problem is to call in your local Melbourne, Cocoa or Cocoa Beach pest management specialist.  These specialists are trained in identifying the different types of spiders and administering the most effective pest control methods.  They are also trained in how to deal with the brown recluse and black widow.

If you have spiders in your home or garden that are making you uncomfortable or are dangerous, don’t hesitate to call your local pest control company.  Let them get rid of the problem for you, allowing you to relax and have peace of mind that the only legs wandering in your home are the ones you want there.

30 Sep
2016

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