Of all the pests that can come into your home, spiders tend to send the most chills down home owner’s spines. Spiders move quickly and can cause quite a fright, especially in those who suffer from a severe fear of our eight legged friends. One of the most terrifying spiders that humans come into contact with is the brown recluse spider. The brown recluse spider is known as one of the most venomous spiders around. Humans often come into contact with the brown recluse spider because they often choose your living space as their own living space. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is skilled and experienced in dealing with the brown recluse spider and will remove them from your home permanently.
Is Brown Recluse Venom Deadly?
There are many species of spiders that do not carry any venom at all, or cause little to no harm with their bites. The brown recluse spider is not one of those spiders. Some people that are bitten by the brown recluse spider experience severe pain, and develop necrotic lesions where surrounding tissue dies. This wound is also accompanied by blood and puss and is slow to heal. If you know you have been bitten, it is best to catch the spider is possible so you can show a medical professional so he or she can properly identify what exactly bit you. Fortunately, a fatality from a brown recluse bite has never been verified.
Can Brown Recluses Chase You?
The brown recluse spider generally feasts on insects that are already dead, however they will chase down insects that are alive and eat them as well. The brown recluse spider does spin a web, but does not use the web to catch its prey, rather they are ground hunters much like the wolf spider, moving quickly at night to eat its next meal. Brown recluse spiders will hide in dark corners waiting for their next victim to pass by in some instances. Many people have been bitten by the brown recluse spider because they reached into a dark corner without looking. This spider is not aggressive but will attack when it feels threatened.
When are Brown Recluse Spiders Most Active?
Brown recluse spiders tend to be most active from March to October, so this time of year it is definitely possible for you to come into contact with a few. A brown recluse spider is very small when it first emerges from its egg and takes several molts to reach adulthood. The brown recluse spider can live 2-3 years as adults and the females can produce 2-5 egg cases during this time and each one contains roughly around 50 spiders.
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There are a few steps you can take around your home to prevent the amount of brown recluse spiders that get inside. Perform an exterior inspection and seal up any cracks, crevices or holes that can be used as a pathway for brown recluse spiders to get into your home. Clear out any clutter that is around your home, brown recluse spiders can often be found sitting under wood piles and other materials around your property. Contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today to keep brown recluse spiders from entering into your residence.