Essential Pest Control Brown Recluse Spiders

Expert Pest Solutions Pest Control Brown Recluse blogPest control brown recluse spiders is essential for businesses and homeowners in the greater Springfield area. Even if you aren’t seeing a lot of spider activity, it doesn’t mean they aren’t around, especially brown recluse.

Brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa, Sicariidae) isn’t normally aggressive in its behavior, but if they feel threatened the spiders will defend themselves by biting; bites are painful and can be serious due to the necrotic venom injected.


Effective pest control brown recluse requires knowledge of its habitat and behavior. The brown recluse is not social like some insects (hence the name recluse) and stays hidden away from people and other insects. For much of the year, in spring and summer and even into early fall, they like to hide out in dark places, building nests in cracks and crevices and other out of the way places like woodpiles, sheds, and garages.

places brown recluse likes to hide

Brown recluse prefer dark hidden places

When temperatures begin to get colder in the fall and winter months, brown recluse spiders begin to look for warmer accommodations and often take up residence inside homes and businesses. And just like they hide outside, they also try to stay hidden inside, finding areas that provide cover such as attics, basements and closets, which increases the risk of someone getting bitten.



Pest control brown recluse spiders is an ongoing issue for exterminators. Prevention is one of the best solutions. A thorough inspection, one which is best done ahead of time when possible, followed by regular treatments will not only take care of an existing problem but will also be effective for any potential pest problems in the fall and winter months.


There is no better time than now to schedule a thorough property inspection for the indoor and outdoor pests that plague us during the summer, like mice, mosquitoes, ants, fleas, stinging insects, houseflies and spiders. 

For lasting pest control brown recluse, contact Expert Pest Solutions in Springfield, Missouri.

(417) 413-4776