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How To Keep Nashville's Spiders Away From Your Garden

August 20, 2022

Are you afraid of spiders? If so, you're not the only one. Arachnophobia is extremely common, and even people who don't have a phobia of spiders can still find them scary. In many ways, spiders have a worse reputation than they deserve. They are disgusting to look at, and they can be. But, while all spiders have fangs and venom, most aren't that dangerous to people or pets. However, some exceptions exist, and even the nuisance spiders still indicate a pest problem.

Discover more about Nashville spiders that commonly invade gardens and homes and get help removing them with the spider control experts at Cima Solutions.

What Kind Of Spiders Like To Invade Gardens In Nashville?

Spiders are a bit creepy with their eight legs and multiple eyes, but most of the spiders you find in gardens won't harm you.

The most common spiders you'll find in your yard are:

  • Orb-Weaver Spiders: There are many different species of orb-weaver spiders, but they all create circular webs. They come in a variety of colors and have relatively large abdomens. They aren't aggressive and usually flee to get away from humans.
  • Common House Spider: While these spiders get inside, they'll also live around your yard. They are a light brown color with darker brown markings on their back.
  • Jumping Spiders: There are various specific jumping spider species. Most of them have hairy bodies, and they have two large eyes with a smaller eye on each side. 

The spiders above are all nuisance pests, but there are a couple of more dangerous spiders in the area to know how to identify.

Are The Spiders In My Garden Venomous?

Most spiders in Tennessee aren't dangerous to humans, but two species pose significant health risks. These are the brown recluse spider and the black widow spider. They have potent enough venom to send you to the hospital, but fatalities are extremely rare. Luckily, these two spiders aren't as common, but you'll want to reach out to the spider control experts immediately if you see them around.

Black widow spiders are black with a red hourglass marking, while brown recluse spiders are tan with no markings on their legs.

Are The Spiders In My Garden Beneficial, Or Can They Cause Harm?

It isn't always a bad thing when spiders are in your garden. An occasional spider can eat insects that could potentially damage plants, but many spiders around usually indicate that you already have an underlying pest problem.

If you occasionally see a nuisance spider, you can probably leave it alone and let it protect your plants. However, if you've seen an influx of arachnids, you probably have many other insects. While not all of these pests are dangerous or destructive, it's disgusting and potentially damaging to have multiple insects and spider infestations. So, Nashville pest control services are the easiest way to get rid of spiders and their pest prey.

There Are So Many Spiders In My Garden. How Can I Remove Them?

There are many options for DIY pest control available at the store, but you might not find the success you're looking for if you use these options. They could remove some of the spiders, but they're unlikely to get rid of them all. You'll also need to address the underlying pest issues, or spiders will return in the future. Therefore, it's much easier and much more effective to get rid of spiders with help from experts.

Contact Cima Solutions to learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control services.