What To Do About Brown Recluse Spiders In North Texas

How much do you know about brown recluse spiders in North Texas? Do you know that these spiders are one of the few spiders that can survive very well in man-made structures? Do you know that they can grow a large population? Do you know that these spiders create tangled webs in low areas or that these webs will be found in secluded places within a home?

These are all important facts to understand about brown recluse spiders. They can help you know how to locate them in your home and determine what course of action you should take to get rid of them. There are other important facts you should be aware of relating to these somewhat scary spiders, and you should know how brown recluse pest control in North Texas works.

Here's what you need to know. As always, if you need immediate assistance with a pest problem, you can reach out to us here at Adam's Exterminating Company immediately through our contact page.

How To Identify Brown Recluse Spiders

These are small spiders. If you've never seen one, you may actually be surprised at how small they are, considering their big reputation. A recluse spider is about the size of a quarter. Why is this important? Because you may know that a brown recluse is a brown spider with a dark brown violin mark on its back, but this mark can be difficult to see due to the small size of a recluse spider.

If you see one in a dimly lit room, you're probably not going to recognize it by its famous violin mark. You'll have to look for other identifying features such as the bulbous shape of its abdomen or the fact that it is visibly hairless. It is a good idea to learn what these spiders look like and take some time to check out spiders that look like brown recluse spiders so that you can tell the difference.

The Dangers Of Brown Recluse Spiders On Your Property

If you detect a brown recluse spider in your North Texas home, it is important to have a realistic understanding of how dangerous these spiders are. While it is true that a recluse spider has venom that can cause spreading necrosis, this is rarely the case. Most bites are minor wounds with an ulcer at the center. While we recommend that you seek medical attention and have a physician monitor a brown recluse bite, you don't need to fear these spiders.

We're often asked, "Are brown recluse spiders deadly?" You should know that, even in cases where there is a severe reaction and a spread of necrosis, death is very rare. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the last reported death attributed to a brown recluse spider was in 2004. These are pretty good odds if you ask us.

There is more good news. Recluse spiders are true to their name. They tend to be quite reclusive. If you stay away from them, they're more than likely to stay away from you. Problems don't usually start until these spiders have created a large population. Unfortunately, it is possible for this to happen. Some brown recluse spider infestations in the United States have been reported to have as many as 5,000 individual spiders.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders

If you see brown recluse spiders in your house, it is a good idea to contact a pest control provider. While these spiders are not nearly as dangerous as you may have heard, they're also not exactly harmless spiders either. For assistance with brown recluse spiders in North Texas, Adam's Exterminating Company can help. We use Integrated Pest Management and industry-leading home pest control methods to address brown recluse infestations. This is a process of inspection, treatment, evaluation, and follow-ups.

How To Keep Brown Recluse Spiders Away From Your Property

Once you are rid of spiders in your home, what is the next step? How do you keep brown recluses spiders, other spiders, and other potentially harmful pests out of your home? The solution is perimeter pest control. When you have routine treatments and general pest maintenance applied to the perimeter around your home, you create a barrier that reduces spider activity and keeps spiders from getting into your home.

Our PERIMETER Pest Control service is highly rated and competitively priced. It comes with:

  • Year-round coverage

  • Six exterior services, one every other month

  • Web removal to deter spiders and reduce spider populations

  • Wasp and hornet control

  • Exterior fire ant control

  • Interior service

You'll always get friendly, professional, and knowledgeable service from Adam's Exterminating Company. Reach out to us today to learn more or to set up service for your North Texas home, and say goodbye to brown recluse spiders.

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