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Many of us have heard the recent story about the man who resorted to sleeping in a tent inside his apartment because he was afraid of the brown recluse spiders that he says were living in the walls and ceiling. He was trying to stay awake all night because the thought of closing his eyes in a place where many a venomous spider were lurking was beyond frightful for him. This is sad on many levels. It is sad that he didn’t feel comfortable enough in his own home to go to sleep. It is sad that brown recluse spiders were allowed to get to such a level that they were scaring this tenant to sleepless nights inside a tent in his home. And, it is sad that it all could’ve been avoided with the proper steps. It’s just a sad situation that has hopefully been remedied by now. 

Brown recluse spiders are considered a venomous spider; and, yes, they do bite. Normally these spiders don’t like to socialize or spend time out in the open. Just like their name suggests, they like to be reclusive. They prefer to spend their time hiding away in dark and damp areas where there are plenty of other insects for them to feed on. They can often be found in places such as:

  • Inside boxes of items stored in attics or basements.

  • In storage areas such as closets and dark cupboards.

  • Underneath beds and other furniture.

  • In crawl spaces underneath homes.

  • Inside unused or seldom used duct work.

  • In sheds and other outbuildings that offer them undisturbed shelter.

  • In and around woodpiles. 

The good news is that these venomous spiders don’t ‘hunt’ people. Bites most often occur when the brown recluse is responding to a threat of harm. Most of the time people inadvertently touch, squish, or hit them and their natural reaction is to bite. Their bite is venomous; and once bitten, you should always seek medical attention because their venom causes necrosis in the skin and tissue surrounding the bite area. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists symptoms to watch for and gives specific instructions regarding brown recluse bites here.

No one wants to be afraid to close their eyes in their own home because they are scared of a spider or other pest that has come into it. The best way to keep spiders and other pests out of your Tennessee home or business is to have a year-round pest control program from the pest experts here at All-American Pest Control. With a year-round pest control program we stop pests BEFORE they get inside.

Don’t be afraid to live and rest in your home because of pests. Contact us today and be free from scary and nuisance pests all the time - because tents are made for camping outdoors, not in your bedroom.

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