Brown Recluse Spiders
Brown recluse spiders are very resilient and can live up to 6 months without food or water. These spiders often live in undisturbed areas and spin irregular webs, which are used as a retreat, not to catch prey.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective spider removal treatments. When taking care of your spider problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
SPIDER PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect a brown recluse infestation, it is important to hire a pest control professional to rid your home of spiders as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of spiders is to call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
Brown recluse spiders are usually found indoors and most have characteristic dark brown violin marking on their back.
Adult spiders live 1-2 years. Females produce several egg sacs between May-July with about 50 eggs in each sac.
Light to dark brown, with characteristic dark brown violin marking on back
round, 1/4″ – 1/2″
Brown recluse spiders can live outdoors in undisturbed areas such as woodpiles, sheds, barns, around rocks, and utility boxes.
They are also commonly found in undisturbed areas indoors. The most common indoor areas are:
- inside closets
- in basements & crawl spaces
- underneath couches, boxes, stacks of papers
- inside rarely-used apparel, shoes and bedding
- under and inside furniture or in window moldings
Brown recluse spiders spin irregular webs, these webs are not used for catching prey like the black widow but as a retreat.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Similar to the black widow spider, the brown recluse spider does not bite humans instinctively but will bite in defense. The initial bite is usually not felt, but it will inject venom that causes a stinging and pain that occurs up to 8 hours later.
The bite locations can develop and turn into an open ulcer. Physical symptoms of the bite can be fever and restlessness that can lead to difficulty sleeping.