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Why Are There So Many Spiders Around My Naples Pool?

May 10, 2023 - Spiders

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Spiders can be a real nuisance to have around. This is especially true when you are trying to enjoy the pool in your backyard, and they keep crawling around you. These sneaky arachnids are able to squeeze into tight spaces and invade your pool and other outdoor areas. At Bugs & Beyond, we have spent years trying to come up with innovative ways to eliminate spiders from your outdoor pool areas. Our Naples pest control specialists know exactly what to look for when determining the reason for the sudden increase in spiders around your home.

What Type Of Spiders Are Around My Pool?

There are several types of spiders that can invade your Naples pool area. One of the most common types of spiders that people in this area see around their homes is the wolf spider. This type of spider has a scary and intimidating appearance. However, it is considered to be non-aggressive and not dangerous. Usually, if it sees a human, it will scurry as fast as it can in the opposite direction. However, as soon as people lay eyes on its large creepy body that is covered in hair, they usually run in the opposite direction as well. 

One of the spiders that you should be on the lookout for is the black widow spider. Black widow spiders are a dangerous venomous type of spider that can have a harmful and dangerous bite. They have small and round bodies that are a shiny black color. They have a red marking on the underside of their abdomen that is in the shape of an hourglass. 

Why Do I Have A Spider Problem In My Pool Area?

Spiders will usually come into your pool area for one reason: food. The plants and moisture found in this area can attract several different types of insects. Because spiders love to eat small bugs like ants, crickets, and beetles, they will come into your pool area if they sense there are bugs around. 

The more insects there are in your pool area; the more likely spiders are to follow them. Spiders will also seek out safe, sheltered areas. If there is a spot on your property they think is safe to lay their eggs in or take cover from the weather outside, they are likely to take advantage. 

What's The Best Way To Keep Spiders Away From My Pool?

If you want to keep spiders out of your pool area, the best way is to keep their food out of your pool area. Some things that you can do to keep insects at bay include:

  • Don't leave food or beverages outside. Food and sugary drinks attract insects, which, in turn, attract spiders. 
  • Keep the grass around the pool enclosure cut short. Spiders and other pests are more likely to nest in overgrown areas. 
  • Eliminate potential hiding spots by removing unused lawn equipment and patio furniture.
  • Inspect your pool enclosure for gaps or tears and fix any you find. 

If the spiders can get into your enclosure, they are likely to be there for a while. Most spiders have an impressive ability to stay out of sight. 

How Can I Avoid Future Spider Problems Near My Pool?

If you want to make sure that your spider problem never comes back, call the spider control professionals at Bugs & Beyond. We can help you identify the dangerous and not-so-dangerous spiders around your home. Then, we will not only help you get rid of them, but we will also give you a customized prevention plan that will keep spiders away from your Naples home. Don't hesitate to call today!