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What To Do If You Are Seeing Brown Recluse Spiders Around Your Lewisville Property

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For pests like mosquitoes, roaches, rats, bees, and wasps, every subspecies is dangerous. Mosquitoes are bloodsuckers who can transmit critical diseases during their activities. Roaches contaminate food and surfaces because of the bacteria they carry on their bodies. Rats can do the same, as they have parasites in their fur. Bees and wasps buzz around with stingers full of venom that can trigger allergic reactions.

With spiders, it’s a bit different. Some are less likely to bite than others, or they have less toxic venom. Some of the most lethal spiders on the earth are brown recluses. As such, you need to know how to identify and prevent them. Last, but not least, you need to know why you should call Adams Exterminating Company if you see one on your property in Lewisville.

How Do Brown Recluse Spiders Look & Behave? What Are The Risks?

As their name points out, brown recluse spiders are brown or tan. A few are a yellowish-gray. No matter their main color, their oblong stomachs have gray hairs. A violin shaped mark tops their head. They range in size from 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch long. Their legs measure from one to 1 ½ inches.
Brown recluses are primarily outdoor bugs. They nestle in organic matter, such as piles of leaves and wood, and seek shelter in exterior buildings. For instance, you’re liable to find them in garages and sheds, and under decks. At night, they hunt for fellow insects to eat. Roaches, grasshoppers, and crickets are fine dining for them. While they’re out foraging, they can wind up wandering indoors. In other cases, they’re brought in with a box or storage item they inhabit. Common entryways are foundation cracks, air conditioning units, and utility openings. From there, they’ll gravitate to quiet and dark spaces. Keep an eye out when you’re in a closet, basement, or attic. Inspect your clothes and shoes before wearing them.
Given that these spiders focus on pests for survival, you may have another pest issue you don’t know about if brown recluses are around. Signs of infestation include spotting them or finding their disorganized webs. If you’re bitten by one, seek medical attention right away. You might experience the following:

  • Skin swelling, tenderness, and ulceration
  • Lesions
  • Scaring 
  • Fever
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Nausea
  • Death (rare)

How Can You Prevent Brown Recluse Spiders?

In deterring brown recluses, it would help to know when their peak season is. Though they are active all year, the months of June, July, and August bring a spike in occurrences. You should also be aware that infestations can happen very quickly with these insects. They reproduce rapidly. To reduce the chances of having to confront a brown recluse, do the following:

  • Fix leaks.
  • Decrease or remove clutter.
  • Dust, vacuum, and sweep with regularity.
  • Look over plants, wood, and boxes before bringing them indoors.
  • Seal up holes around windows, doors, and foundations.
  • Place wood and greenery two feet away from exterior doors.
  • Frequently trim and clean your lawn. Discard debris.
  • Call Adams Exterminating Company if you have problems with insects spiders consume.

What Can Adams Exterminating Company Do About Brown Recluse Spiders?

Brown recluse spiders are tough to get rid of and control, but Adams Exterminating Company is tougher. We have high-quality products and state-of-the-art equipment that will kill brown recluses where they crawl. Our knowledgeable and skilled staff will address entry points and treat key areas. Don’t worry about harsh chemicals; you’ll be safe, but the bugs won’t. You can certainly trust a business that’s been around for over 70 years. Take advantage of our plan perks and a free estimate today!

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