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Brown Recluse Spiders

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What are brown recluse spiders?

Brown recluse spiders are a medium sized spider that range in length from ¼ to ¾ of an inch. Their most distinguishing mark is a violin shaped mark on the top of the body; they also have three pairs of eyes that are arranged in a unique semi-circle pattern. These spiders are venomous and are found in every county in Tennessee.

Are brown recluse spiders dangerous?

Brown recluse spiders have venom, but they rarely bite; they usually only bite if they are being threatened or injured. If you are bitten you may not notice right away; symptoms usually appear 2-8 hours after the bite. The most common symptom is redness around the bite and blistering. There may be some pain and itching at the bite site followed by the area ulcerating and necrosis of the tissue that may take months to heal. Some people (especially those with underdeveloped or compromised immune systems) may also develop a severe whole body reaction that needs immediate medical attention. As soon as you realize you have been bitten you should seek medical attention and, if possible, bring the spider in for identification.

Why do I have a brown recluse spider problem?

When living inside homes, brown recluse spiders tend to favor darkened storage areas like closets, cupboards, attics and dry basements. If they are living outdoors on your property you will most likely find them in sheds, piles of debris and woodpiles. Brown recluses hibernate in the winter so they are most active and therefore come into the most contact with humans from March to October.

How do I get rid of brown recluse spiders?

Brown recluse spiders can be difficult to eliminate because they generally live outdoors and as their name implies, they are a timid species that can be hard to locate. At All-American Pest Control we offer Brown Recluse Spider Management to help control and eliminate these spiders.

Can I do it myself?

If you suspect that you have a brown recluse spider infestation, you should contact Nashville pest control professionals to eliminate your problem. They are a venomous species and being bitten can cause a serious reaction; at the first sighting of a brown recluse spider, contact All-American Pest Control.

Why choose All-American Pest Control?

With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your spider issues. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatment for your brown recluse spider problem.

How can I prevent a brown recluse spider problem in the future?

The best way to control brown recluse spiders is to eliminate harborages and be aware of the areas they like to hide in. Keep your basements, closets and cupboards uncluttered; make sure that you shake out clothing and shoes before you put them on. Also make sure cracks and crevices in foundations are sealed and that screens are intact and closed, which will help to prevent them from entering into your home.


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