What are brown recluse spiders?
Brown recluse spiders are medium-sized and 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, unless injured or threatened, they rarely bite. 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. You may also experience 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 requires immediate medical attention. Once you realize you’ve been bitten, seek medical attention and, if possible, bring the spider 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 typically 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 control to help control and eliminate these spiders.
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Can I do it myself?
If you suspect that you have an infestation, contact pest control professionals to eliminate your problem. Brown recluse spiders are a venomous species and being bitten can cause a serious reaction. Contact All-American Pest Control at the first sighting of a brown recluse spider
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
We're local, reliable, and have over 50 years of pest control experience. We understand the time, effort, and commitment it takes to resolve pest problems and will work hard to eliminate your brown recluse infestation. 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 your home.