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How Are All These Spiders Getting Into My Estero Pool Cage?

April 30, 2023 - Spiders

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Florida homeowners usually invest a lot of money in making sure that their swimming pool area is safe. If you have a pool cage, the last thing you want to see are spiders crawling around your lawn chairs and swimming pool. At Bugs & Beyond, our Estero pest control company has seen several creepy creatures sneak into pool cages, and we know the best way to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back into the future.

How Can I Tell What Kind Of Spiders Are In My Pool Cage?

Estero is home to several types of spiders that are both small and cunning and able to sneak into your pool cage without your knowledge. Here is a look at some of the different types of spiders that you may see inside your pool enclosure:

  • Black Widow Spider: Black widow spiders have a small black body with a red hourglass shape on the underside of their abdomen. They are one of the few dangerous spiders in the area. 
  • Orb Weaver Spider: There are several types of orb weaver spiders in Estero. Orb weavers can come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. They are usually about a half-inch long and have dark-colored bodies. However, you can also find orb weaver spiders with yellow, red, or other bright colors. 
  • Wolf Spider: Some people think that wolf spiders look like small tarantulas. These spiders are over an inch long and typically have dark brown bodies with light brown, tan, or yellow markings. They also have short, fine hairs that cover their body and legs.

Most of the spiders that are found in the Estero area have neutral-colored bodies that allow them to easily blend in with their surroundings. 

Spiders In Your Pool Cage Can Be Problematic

While most of the spiders that you will find in your Estero pool cage will be harmless and non-aggressive. However, the black widow spider has a neurotoxic venom that can cause serious symptoms in some people. This venomous spider is not known to be aggressive and will usually try to stay as far away from humans as possible. However, if you get too close to the female spider's eggs, she is likely to become aggressive and may bite you. 

Screen Repair Is Paramount To Keeping Spiders Out

Most of the time, spiders are able to squeeze through tiny openings that they find around the frame or the screen of your pool cage. Some species can fit through surprisingly small tears in a screen. Be sure to inspect the screens of your enclosure for any type of damage. If you have dogs or cats that come into the enclosure, you may want to consider getting a pet-proof enclosure. 

Quality Pest Control Makes The Best Spider Control

Having spiders hanging around in your pool cage can make it difficult, if not impossible, to enjoy your swimming pool. If you want to have the freedom to enjoy life by the poolside without worrying about spiders lurking around, give us a call today. At Bugs & Beyond, we know how to keep spiders away from your Estero property. Our innovative spider control options feature organic treatments that will keep your family safe while also keeping the spiders at bay. Don't hesitate to contact us and get your free quote today!