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What You Should Know About Spiders Around Your Englewood Pool

May 05, 2023 - Spiders

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Nobody wants to see spiders around their yard, especially their pool. These creepy bugs may be small, but that doesn't make them any less scary-looking. If spiders are keeping you from enjoying your pool this summer, Bugs & Beyond is here to help. We provide customized pest control in Englewood, and we understand how frustrating and scary it can be to have spiders around your home. Our number one goal is to make our customers feel safe in their own backyards. Here is a look at some of the most important things you should know about spider control in Florida. 

Types Of Spiders That Commonly Invade Pool Cages

The type of spider you are most likely to find in your pool enclosure will depend on how the spider was able to get inside. If the spiders are able to crawl through a tiny gash in the screen, you will likely have the smaller species around. 

Orb weaver spiders come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be extremely large and measure over two inches long, and others can be less than ¼ of an inch long. You are likely to see small orb weaver spiders in your pool enclosure if you have tiny gaps, cracks, or tears around your enclosure. These spiders get their name from the large circular, orb-shaped web that they create. You are most likely going to find this large web in the top corners of your enclosure. Some orb weaver spiders can move incredibly fast. However, they are not the best hunters and prefer to build large webs and let their meals come to them. 

The black widow spider is one of the most venomous spiders in Florida. These small spiders have round abdomens. Their entire body is shiny black except for the bright red hourglass shape on the underside of their abdomen. While most spiders are relatively harmless nuisance species, black widow spiders are dangerous to have around your home. 

The Factors That Attract Spiders To Pool Enclosures

If a spider has invaded your space, it is looking for either food, water, or shelter. Some of the different things that may make a spider pick your pool enclosures over other areas include the following:

  • Warm and humid conditions: Spiders are not as susceptible to cold temperatures as some other pests, but they will come into your enclosure if the temperature and humidity feel better to them. Like all pests, spiders need water to survive and will seek out areas that are moist or humid. 
  • Bugs and insects: Spiders are carnivores and rely on a steady diet of small insects. Some of a spider's favorite foods are crickets, ants, and beetles. If they see any of these bugs in your enclosure, they will do their best to try and come inside.
  • Plenty of places to hide: Spiders will not usually invade a space they feel is unsafe. If you have a lot of pool equipment, patio furniture, potted plants, or other objects cluttering up your pool space, spiders will see lots of places to hide. When this happens, you are likely to see an increased amount of spiders in your pool cage. 

By eliminating all the factors that attract spiders, you will have a better chance of keeping your space spider-free

The Challenge Of DIY Spider Control

Because spiders are small and great at staying out of sight, it can be difficult to get rid of them on your own. Many of the store-bought bait, traps, and pesticides are ineffective and can be harmful to humans and pets when used incorrectly. Plus, if you don't address the root cause of spiders on your property, new spiders are just as likely to invade in the future.

The Key To Successful Spider Control For Your Pool Area

Don't let spiders take over your Englewood pool area. Give Bugs & Beyond a call today to see how our customized spider control plans can help you!