Venomous Spiders in Sarasota Florida
Every day we field calls from Sarasota residents who are scared of venomous spiders. Have no fear, Johnny Bugs is here! Research shows that only a couple species of Florida Spiders have fangs long enough to give spider bites. Spiders are important and beneficial insects that suppress flying insects. True spider bites do not get inflamed or red. The bite will be flat, cool to the touch, and blueish in color.
Brown Recluse Spiders
The brown recluse is a spider with toxic venom that causes severe necrosis (skin melting). This spider is not an established pest in the Sarasota pest control treatment zone. Most brown recluse spider bites that do occur are from people transporting them in their things. The brown recluse spider should be feared and respected. When it bites, you are going to have a bad day (or several).
Brown Widow Spiders
Brown Widow Spiders are found around doors and windows. They can be found quickly because of their odd looking spider egg cocoons which look like spiked balls. The Brown Widow Spider has the same amount of toxic spider venom as the Black Widow, but is mostly docile.
Black Widow Spiders
Black Widow Spider activity is common in garages and storage sheds of South Florida. This spider is found hiding behind boxes and stored items. It can be very aggressive if agitated or threatened, so be care if you find one. The Black Widow Spider gets it’s name from its viscous habit of preying upon any male with whom she has mated. This highly venomous spider is easily recognized by its red hourglass shaped marking on its abdomen. Watch out for the Black Widow Spider!
False Widow Spiders will also have a red marking on their abdomen but are found in the outside landscape. Preferably, it will make its webs in the plants that surround your home. Long attaching strings make strong webs.
Wolf Spiders known as the Sarasota Housekeeper
The Wolf Spider is an awesome hunter / killer species of Florida spiders. The Florida Wolf Spider can grow to the size of your hand and is known locally as the “housekeeper” because of its propensity to feed on both live and dead bugs found inside. Wolf spiders can be very aggressive so approach them with great caution or they will leap right at you.
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