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How To Control Brown Recluse SpidersBrown Recluse Spider control

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While the black widow is regarded as the most dangerous of spiders, not far behind is the brown recluse spider. While both are regarded as highly venomous and even deadly when it comes to their bites, black widows are more aggressive while brown recluse spiders are--as their name states--more reclusive and would much rather be left alone. However, this deadly spider hiding in your home will make it quite hard to leave alone and thus control and removal is necessary.

Brown recluse spiders have spread out across the southern to midwest United States and is starting to expand northward. They range between a dull yellow to tawny, darkish brown and are distinguished by a fiddle-like marking on their back. They are also have a unique eye pattern with 6 to 8 eyes arranged in a semicircle. They are quite small with adults measuring approximately ¼ - ½ inch long.

Brown recluse spiders are nocturnal and like to live alone and build webs in dark secluded corners. These spiders are poisonous and bite when they feel threatened or disturbed. Bites may be painful and leave a bit of irritation but in rare cases, a blister can develop into an open ulcer and can bring about symptoms like restlessness, fever and trouble sleeping.

If you have brown recluse spiders present in your home, action must be taken quickly to protect you and your family from harmful bites. At Solutions Pest and Lawn we can give you the right control tools you need to rid this pest from your home swiftly and safely.

How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders: 4 Step Solution

The brown recluse spider may be a bit tricky to control in the home because of its reclusive nature. The insect likes to hide in dark secluded areas of the home, areas you may not pay much mind to. It’s when it starts hiding in clothing or under furniture that it can be particularly concerning because you are vulnerable to be bitten out of nowhere. It’s understanding the brown recluse spiders nature that will help you in ridding this pest from your home. Below we have shared with you 4 simple steps which, if followed closely, will almost certainly guarantee success.

Step 1: Start by creating unfavorable conditions for the brown recluse spider. This can be done by reducing clutter and cleaning up indoors, thus eliminating places for the brown recluse to hide. Clean out your closets, attics, basements, garages, and storage units as if it spring cleaning season.

Step 2: Next we recommend moving on to exclusion, cutting off access into your home. This can be done by sealing cracks on the outside of the home and use screens on doors and windows. Scan carefully around your home for possible entry and use caulk to fill those gaps. Do this both inside and outside, taking away any places that brown recluse spiders can enter or hide. Continue exclusion measures by making your outdoor area uninviting by clearing away any vegetation or debris on your yard.

Step 3: Now it’s time to move onto pesticide treatments. Indoors, we recommend treating all your baseboards, around windows and doorways and any other crack or crevices where you think brown recluse spiders might be entering or hiding with an insecticide aerosol spray with a good residual. This product is odorless and goes on “dry” making it a great choice for use inside living areas. Another option is using glue boards indoors to try and capture the brown recluse when he’s hard to find.

Step 4: Outdoors, we suggest using a combination of insecticide granules and spray concentrate. Using a granule spreader, scatter granules around on your lawn, flower beds and mulch areas and then activate the granules by spraying one of our broad spectrum pesticides using a handpump sprayer. This concentrate should also be used to make a barrier around your home. To keep spiders away.

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