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Spiders in Southwest Florida - Dangerous or Not?



No matter if we want to admit it or not, spiders are clever little pests here in Southwest Florida. Whether it is a loose-fitting screen, actual holes/tears in your screen, small gaps under and around exterior doors/windows, or other small openings are all likely points in which spiders will gain access to your home or business. Spiders are also commonly introduced to your home or business by complete accident as they can hitch a ride on your clothing, pets, storage, or plants brought in from outside.

They do this because they are in search of a sustainable food source, warmth, moisture, safe shelter, and a place to mate. The presence of other unwanted pests in your home or business is also another common reason for spiders to take residence. With outside decorative lighting becoming more and more popular, it actually attracts a bounty of insects at night which basically provides spiders a free and unlimited buffet.

While most spiders here in Southwest Florida pose little to no danger for people and pets, there are still some species that can deliver a venomous and dangerous bite that has the ability to cause severe medical issues and complications. Two of these venomous spiders here in Southwest Florida are the infamous Black Widow spider and the Brown Recluse Spider.

Call to learn more about our pest control services at (239)424-8742 or our Sarasota location at (941)256-7370.


Different species of spiders prefer different environments, similar to you and I. While some species of spiders are attracted to moisture and can easily be found in crawl spaces, laundry rooms, garages, and attics; other spider species prefer dry and warm areas such as floor vents and dark areas/corners of rooms.

While tens of thousands of spider species have been discovered and identified around the world, only an estimated 59 are found throughout the state of Florida. These arachnids have eight legs with two well defined body segments while having between three to four pairs of eyes. While the vast majority have very poor vision and use other senses to detect prey and danger, some species have exceptional vision. It’s no wonder why the thought or sight of spiders conjures a sense of fear!

brown recluse spider

Detecting the presence of spiders (at least MOST) is relatively straight forward. While most spiders create the “tell-tale” spider web for hunting and shelter, some species like the Wolf Spider don’t make webs as they venture off to find and hunt down prey on foot. While webs may be present, they can also be old, so the best way to tell if spiders are present is to actually see one physically or find live eggs.


Our highly experienced and trained spider control technicians are here to help you manage unwanted spider infestations at your home or business throughout Southwest Florida. Every home and yard we encounter each day is always different from the last, and this is why we DO NOT use a “one-size-fits-all” treatment approach. Our highly skilled spider control technicians will create a customized treatment plan that is tailored for your situation and needs. Treatment plans are also not a one time thing as keeping spiders out of your home or business is with ongoing treatments.

We don’t just simply eliminate the current pest infestation at hand as once we get the spiders out, we continuously follow up to ensure they are kept out. We focus on your home or business’s perimeter. This means that subsequent treatments will only need to be performed on the outside on a quarterly basis.



While there are tens of thousand of spiders around the world, and only an estimated 59 species here in Florida, here are three common spiders that you can fin here in Southwest Florida. Click on the link to learn more.


If any of these spiders look familiar, even if you think they may be a different species, contact us today at (239)424-8742 or our Sarasota location at (941)256-7370.


Here at All “U” Need Pest Control, Inc., we guarantee your 100% satisfaction in eliminating spider infestations in Southwest Florida. If you should have any issues with any aspect of our spider control services we provided, whether inside or out, we will have one of our spider control technicians return to re-service your property at no cost to you at all.

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Spider Control Services in Southwest Florida, please feel free to call the office at any time at (239)424-8742 or our Sarasota location at (941)256-7370.

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