The brown recluse spider is one of the top venomous spiders in America and is found in the state of Texas. Brown recluse spiders disappear in the winter season and reemerge come spring. Brown recluse spiders are active in March through October and may even invade homes in winter to seek warmth and shelter. Brown recluse spiders are not web builders. Instead, they hide in dark places which make them unpredictable. AA Five Star Termite & Pest Control will share how you can identify, and control Brown Recluse spiders.
Brown Recluse Spider Bites
Brown recluse spiders or the recluse spider species is found all over the world, with the brown recluse spider being native to Texas. Brown recluse spiders are not an aggressive spider and only bites when they feel threatened. They are a hunter spider with a venomous bite that can cause nasty lesions and can cause death. Bites should be treated immediately. Due to their harmful bite, brown recluse spiders are considered a major threat and are vigorously controlled.
Brown Recluse Spider Identification
Brown recluse spiders, as their name suggests, are various colors or shades of brown. They are easily identified by their fiddle-shaped marking on their thorax. Recluse spiders all share the same shaped body with long legs and circular thorax as well as an oval shaped abdomen. Recluse spiders don’t make webs. Instead they hunt for their prey seeking shelter during the day in dark areas and will come out at night to hunt. Brown Recluse spiders love to hide in the laundry, in boxes and undisturbed places.
Brown Recluse Spider Prevention
If a brown recluse spider is found inside the home, it is recommended to remove it by using a vacuum cleaner. Avoid any contact for obvious reasons. To help control or prevent brown recluse spiders, keep them out of your home. Start by making sure there are no cracks or gaps large enough to let spiders inside your home. Doors and windows are the best place to begin. Inspect doors and windows and make sure they are properly sealed. Check and maintain the condition of window screens. The next step is to seal or cover dryer vents, attic vents, as well as chimneys will a mesh wiring screen to allow proper air flow, yet spiders and other pests can’t climb inside your home. To control Brown Recluse spiders, it is equally important to control the other pests they feed on. Make sure to take the steps to control cockroaches, and other spiders and smaller insects as well.
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Contacting a quality pest control service can help control pests including brown recluse spiders and the other pests they feed on. The outside of the home should be treated and if desired, inside the home as well. The edges of doors and windows should be treated to ensure spiders don’t enter inside the home. Brown recluse spiders are one of the top species of venomous spiders in America. If you see a brown recluse spider and you need help, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. We provide quality pest control services and can help keep your home safe from Brown Recluse spiders. Contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today.