Tips To Avoid Brown Recluse Spiders

You can learn a lot of stuff on the internet. Some of it is quite interesting. You can learn how to plant watermelons on your balcony, how to build everything from a computer to a house, and how to make a powerful cannon out of a cardboard box—though it is probably not wise to create your own "powerful cannon" out of any material. You know what else is not wise? Do-it-yourself pest control for a spider that can cause a bite wound with necrotic properties. These spiders are resilient and resourceful. They can hide in places that are extremely hard to get into, and their reclusive nature makes them hard to detect when do-it-yourself pest control is unsuccessful. It is always best to seek the assistance of an educated pest professional when ridding your home of brown recluse spiders. And, while you wait for the cavalry to arrive, you should take a moment to look through these tips for how to avoid a bite from one of these spiders.

Brown Recluse Spider Tips For Northern Texas Residents

  • Brown recluse spiders like to hide in secluded areas. For this reason, you should always take caution when going into a dark, undisturbed area, especially if you know you have these spiders in your home. You should also take a flashlight. While you aren't likely to have a brown recluse attack you, that flashlight could keep you from placing your hand near a spider hiding in a dark recess.

  • Brown recluse love to hide in boxes. If you take a box out of storage, be aware that there could be a spider inside. It is always a good idea to wear gloves and take items out of the box with careful consideration of what is around, or on, them.

  • Brown recluse favor hiding in holes or recesses. They establish their webs in low hiding places to protect them as they retreat. For this reason, these spiders will often use clothing that is lying on the floor. They don't know that clothing isn't going to stay there. All they know is it is a great place to hide. They'll also hide in other types of clutter that is on your floor. It is best to keep things clean while you wait for a resolution to your problem.

  • Another hole-like location this spider is likely to hide in is a shoe or boot. Always tap your footwear to dislodge any spider hiding within. Sliding your foot into any place this spider is hiding is sure to be greeted with a bite.

  • Brown recluse get into tight spaces with lots of hiding places. If you know that you have these spiders, you should always be careful when moving laundry from a hamper to your washing machine. If there is a spider hiding in one of the folds, you could get a bite.

  • Brown recluse like woodpiles. If you have firewood or construction materials near your home, it is a good idea to move them at least 10 feet away.

  • Brown recluse hide under objects. It is not uncommon for one of these spiders to slide under the covers of a bed. When you get into bed, pull the sheets and covers down to inspect. If you trap or startle one of these spiders, they will bite. It is, however, unlikely that they will get into bed with you once you're in there. They are reclusive spiders that do not prefer to be around people. 

The brown recluse spider is one of the most difficult pests to control in our service area. And, as mentioned in the introduction, this is one spider species you want to make sure you get the first time. While it is certainly undeserving of its scary reputation, this is definitely a spider that can cause serious harm. 

If you're in our Texas service area, let Adams Exterminating Company help you with your brown recluse infestation. We've been serving North Texas since 1947, and we've learned a lot about pest management in all those years. You'll always get the most advanced pest control solutions, and you'll always get friendly service you can count on. When it comes to protecting your family from brown recluse, you can trust our team of entomologists and highly-trained service technicians here at Adams to give you expert advice and service every step of the way. Reach out to us today to request a free home estimate and evaluation.

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