Brown Recluse Spiders are not aggressive and most bites occur in response to pressure when a spider becomes trapped against bare skin. For this reason, bites are rare even in homes with severe infestations.
What can I do to avoid being bitten?
- Keep items such as clothing, bedding, etc off the floor
- Shake out shoes and clothing before getting dressed
- Remove bed skirts and inspect bedding before going to bed
- If you store clothing, shoes, papers, etc use air tight containers and seal them with tape
- Reduce clutter and vacuum regularly under furniture
- Inspect and clean children's rooms often and keep toys in airtight storage containers
- Don't handle live spiders (not even glue board monitors)
- If you purchase a large item inspect it as carefully as possible before bringing it into your home
- If you will be using storage facilities have the unit treated before bringing items back into your home!
If you believe that you have brown recluse spiders in your home or office, call us for an evaluation. We will come out to identify the spider, place 2-3 monitoring devices in each room, and return 2 weeks later to gather the results. Based on these finds we will customize a plan for your specific home or business. the plan will take into account type of construction, attic condition and use, number of spiders found, inaccessible areas, spider hiding spots, exterior type. While no one can guarantee elimination, All-American does promise that we will be very thorough and provide the best possible treatment to reduce the spider population.
For more information, reach out to us by phone or email.