Now Is The Time For Pest Control Brown Recluse Spiders
Pest control brown recluse spiders (Loxosceles reclusa, Sicariidae) should be done by a professional exterminator now. The brown recluse stays active all winter long and if there is the slightest chance of a disfiguring bite, they should be eliminated as soon as possible, as well as steps taken to prevent further infestation.
In this particular area of the Midwest there are many different species of spiders, although not all present a threat to people; in fact, some spiders are considered beneficial as they eat other spiders and insects. However, the brown recluse, while not normally aggressive, has been known to bite when it feels threatened or is provoked. The necrotic venom of a brown recluse is much more poisonous than some species of venomous snakes, and although they have tiny fangs that don’t inject a huge amount of the poison, it is still enough to require medical treatment. For that reason, pest control brown recluse spiders should be taken very seriously.
An important first step of pest control brown recluse spiders is to educate yourself as to what they look like, their preferred habitat and food sources. Being able to identify them on sight and eliminate the places they like to hide is critical to keeping them away from your home. This particular species of spider is by nature shy and reclusive, hence its name. You won’t see them out in the open areas of your home, but more likely will discover them in the back of a dark closet. The brown recluse lives in clusters, so when you see one, you can be sure there are many more that you don’t see.
The brown recluse is fairly easy to identify because it has the unique characteristic of a violin-shaped mark on its back that is a darker color than the rest of its brown body and legs. And although you may not take time to look that closely, the brown recluse has only six eyes – unlike other domestic spiders that have eight. In addition, the legs of the brown recluse sprouts several very thin hairs.
The brown recluse nests in dark, damp places in your home, such as closets, attics and crawl spaces. They can often be found hiding behind baseboards or inside a bedroom closet. While they prefer to live indoors, they can survive just as well inside the garage or outdoors in sheds and woodpiles.
Prevention and pest control brown recluse spiders can be challenging, but there are several ways you can help prevent and infestation and avoid contact with them. In addition to eliminating clutter in storage areas, frequently and thoroughly dusting and vacuuming around windows, corners of rooms and closets and under furniture to remove dead insects, spiders, webs, and egg sacs, there are several specific actions you can take will help keep infestations from taking place, such as:
- Don’t leave piles of clothing on the floor of closets, bathrooms or bedrooms.
- Keep seasonal clothing and shoes stored inside plastic containers.
- Shake out clothing that has been in a laundry basket before wearing.
- Check inside shoes and boots that have been sitting in a dark closet.
- Keep pet food in sealed containers.
When Expert Pest Solutions in the greater Springfield comes to your home for pest control brown recluse spider services, we conduct a thorough inspection, inside and out, and identify any conditions that may exist that would increase the risk of future pest problems. Now is the perfect time for Pest control brown recluse spiders for lasting protection through the winter. Call us today to schedule an inspection and treatment. Ask about our affordable Quarterly Pest Control plan.
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