The brown recluse spider is known for its “reclusive” behaviors, because it would prefer to take residence in warm, dark and dry environments, such as woodpiles, basements and closets. This arachnid bites– generally unintentionally when it feels trapped– usually when a hand or foot reaches into a shoe or piece of clothing or in a container in the attic or basement where a brown recluse has made its home.
Outside, brown recluse spiders are usually spotted around rocks, stacks of inner tubes, power boxes, woodpiles, under bark, etc
Inside the home, brown recluse spiders might be spotted in practically any undisturbed area. They are most commonly found in boxes, among documents, and in seldom-used clothing and shoes, although they can possibly be spotted in corners, below tables and chairs, or in crevices for instance, those located along baseboards, doors, and window moldings. Storage areas like closets, bedrooms, attics, crawl spaces, and basements are preferred nesting places.|Outside, brown recluse spiders are usually discovered around rocks, stacks of inner tubes, power boxes, woodpiles, under bark, etc
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER BITES
Both male and female brown recluse spiders can bite and inject poison. Injection of their poison can produce necrosis or dead tissue, causing an ulcerating sore. Healing is very slow-moving and generally takes numerous weeks, causing thick scar tissue. In extreme cases, plastic surgery may be required.
The bite of a brown recluse spider is not typically felt, but it may produce an instant painful feeling followed by severe discomfort or this response may be postponed for 6 to 8 hours. A little blister usually appears and the bordering bite site becomes swollen. Signs include things like high temperature, restlessness and difficulty sleeping. The dead tissue at some point sloughs away throughout the following 10 to 14 days, leaving an open abscess and possibly exposing the underlying muscle mass and/or bone. Call a doctor or visit an emergency room right away if bitten, and when feasible take the spider along for identification purposes.
1. Inspect the exterior of the home for any small openings or holes, paying particular attention to places where utility pipelines enter into the structure. Close any such openings with a silicone caulk to stop spiders and other insects from accessing inside.
2. Stack firewood a minimum of twenty feet from your home and 5 inches up off of the ground to hinder spiders from hiding in the woodpile. It’s a good idea to use gloves when moving the wood, and check it carefully before bringing inside your home.
3. Clothing and shoes need to not be left on the flooring, or they must be cleaned before using, especially if stored in the basement, garage, or other dark location.
4. Shop seldom-used items, such as boots, baseball mitts, skates, gardening clothing, and gloves, in securely sealed plastic bags or boxes.
Control of brown recluse spider infestations need to be delegated a certified pest-control expert. Please call us at Bug Pro Pest Control if you believe to have a problem. We can help!
The brown recluse spider is known for its “reclusive” behaviors, because it chooses to take residence in warm, dark and dry environments, such as woodpiles, basements and closets. Outside, brown recluse spiders are usually found around rocks, stacks of inner tubes, utility boxes, woodpiles, under bark, etc.