Have you been seeing a lot of spiders in and around your home? Pest Control of Miami will get rid of spiders as well as all of the other little creepy crawlers that the spiders feed on inside your home. We will also place a barrier outside to keep them all from coming back in.
Miami Spider Removal: Black Widow Spiders
Black widow spiders are one of the many spiders in Miami, Florida. As black widow spiders are somewhat timid, they are usually found by accident when someone reaches into secluded areas or pulls on rarely used clothing. If you happen to be working in construction or maintenance or any other field that may require you to lift boards, firewood, or reach into storage boxes it is recommended that you wear gloves in order to prevent being bitten by a hidden spider. Also, be sure to check any clothing that has been lying around in a garage, shed, or truck before putting it on as black widow spider may have taken up residence within it.
Miami, Florida is home to three widow spider species and they are:
Southern Black Widow: Most common of the native widow spiders. It is the representation of the classic widow spider, occurring in every normal widow habitat. It’s glossy jet black body and legs are very distinctive as is the noticeable red hourglass marking on the abdomen’s underside. If you’re close enough you can also observe a red spot that is located directly behind and above the spinnerets.
Northern Black Widow: Very similar to the classic black widow spider, the Norther Black widow but has two markings in a triangle shape (broken hourglass) rather than a ‘complete’ hourglass marking and has red spots running in a row down its back. You will find a web that belongs to this particular widow at the very end of a low tree branch and will be an unsightly, tangled web.
Brown Widow: The brown widow is not always brown, like the name would suggest. It can be white or almost black or in between. However, the most common coloring is a slight brown with an orange hourglass instead of red. The legs are banded and vary in color between light and dark with white spots in a row along its back and a few stripes on either side of it.
If you were to come across a brown widow that had a darker coloring you likely wouldn’t be able to distinguish the type of spider so easily in comparison to a black widow.
Pest Control of Miami, Florida: Brown Recluse Spiders
The Brown Recluse is another dangerous spider found in Miami, Florida. As it’s name implies, it is usually brown, though the color may vary. In addition it has a dark violin-shaped mark that has lended to it being nicknamed the fiddleback spider. The brown recluse will often hide out in the secluded areas of your garage or basement. Like the black widow, the brown recluse generally will not bite humans unless it feels threatened. This is why it’s important to always wear gloves when reaching somewhere that you cannot see.
For more information on Black Widows, Brown Recluses and other spiders found in Miami and other areas of Florida, please check out the Florida Department of State Health Services website here.