Pest Control Service Educates about Brown Recluse Spiders

Pest-Control-Service-Blog 336378481Our pest control service can help educate you about brown recluse spiders and their associated worries! Brown recluse spiders in the Midwest have always been an issue for exterminators to deal with. If you’re worried about an infestation or want to know what to look for – look no further than Expert Pest Solutions, your hometown professional pest control service experts.

If you’re not a fan of creepy crawlers, you’re not alone! For some people, spiders are the stuff of nightmares. However, brown recluse spiders can be a concern even if you aren’t afraid of spiders. They are one of only two venomous spiders in Missouri and are more common than you might think. The fiddle-shaped marking on the back can recognize Brown recluse. If you see recluses in your attic, closet, or basement, call Expert Pest Solutions for pest control services that you can count on.

Brown recluse spiders are easily recognized by the violin-shaped marking on the back and their long thin legs that extend up to a half dollar in size. It is a light brown to greyish in color and has only six eyes – unlike other spiders with eight. While they frequently cohabitate with humans with no issues, you’re in trouble once a bite does happen. Most times, you won’t even know you’ve been bitten until the bite becomes inflamed and tender to the touch and the destruction of the skin has become necrotic. The necrotic venom that a brown recluse possesses is several times more poisonous than several venomous snakes. Although the spider has tiny fangs that can’t inject the same amount of poison as a snake, its bite can still inject enough venom to require medical attention. Symptoms of a brown recluse bite may include a red area of skin that may form a blister, mild to intense pain and itching for 2-8 hours after the bite and the development of an open sore that develops a week or more after the bite.

So, what is the most common place to check before hiring a pest control service? As their name suggests, brown recluse spiders are naturally shy and reclusive. They tend to live in clusters, and when you see one, you can be sure there are many more you don’t see. The female brown recluse lives inside walls, storage boxes, and other out-of-the-way places where pest control companies do not typically spray. It is important to clear out as much as you can safely before having pest control come in. This ensures that no females hide in boxes that won’t get sprayed. The male spider hides out or leaves the area when pest control technicians do their spraying; this can be problematic when they come back into the household after the spraying is done. You won’t commonly see them out in the open, but more likely will discover them in the back of a dark closet or forgotten box. Brown recluse mating season is between April and early July, and during this time, female spiders can produce up to 5 egg sacks, each containing up to 50 eggs. That’s a lot of spiders that you don’t want to be dealing with – so be sure to call the pest control service experts sooner than later.

An infestation of brown recluse spiders can be challenging to manage and should be handled by a professional pest control service. When Expert Pest Solutions in the greater Springfield area is called, we perform a thorough inspection, inside and out, ensuring no pest related issues are present. We will identify any existing conditions that would increase the risk of future pest problems. Pest control service professionals at your home during the fall months are necessary for lasting protection through the winter. Contact us today to schedule!