When it comes to spiders, few are as feared as the brown recluse. These sneaky pests can sneak into your home without you even knowing it, and once they’re there, they’re very difficult to get rid of. These spiders are notorious for their venomous bites, which can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms, from mild skin irritations to serious health problems. But don’t despair, with a little elbow grease and the right application, you can get rid of these unwelcome guests once and for all, and take back control of your home.
How Dangerous is the Brown Recluse Spider?
The brown recluse spider is one of the most feared spiders in North America. And for good reason. These spiders are venomous and their bites can cause serious health problems and symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and in some rare cases seizures or even coma. While the brown recluse spider is not overly aggressive and will only bite if it feels threatened, its bites can be dangerous, especially to young children and the elderly. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been bitten by a brown recluse spider, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.
How Do You Identify a Brown Recluse Spider?
The brown recluse spider is small, only growing to be about the size of a quarter and is pretty distinct from other, harmless, household spiders that you may run into. It has a distinctive violin-shaped marking on its back and long, thin legs. These spiders are usually brown or light grey and they have very little hair on their bodies. If you think you’ve spotted a brown recluse spider, it’s important to exercise caution and take steps to immediately remove them from your house as soon as possible. But as with many things, prevention is often better than the cure…
How to Stop Brown Recluse Spiders from Entering Your Home?
One of the best ways to stop brown recluse spiders from getting into your home in the first place is to make sure your house is clean. Brown recluse spiders love dark, undisturbed places, such as closets, attics and basements. So make sure to vacuum and clean these areas regularly.
Another way to keep brown recluse spiders out of your home is by using insecticide sprays. These sprays will kill any spiders that come in contact with it and will create a barrier around your home that will keep them out. Be sure to read the instructions carefully before using any insecticide sprays, as some can be harmful if inhaled or ingested.
How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders?
The first step in getting rid of brown recluse spiders is identifying their habitat. These spiders usually prefer dark, quiet places such as closets, basements and attics. Once you’ve identified their favourite hangouts, you can begin taking steps to eliminate them with insecticide sprays. For extra peace of mind, you can lay sticky traps along walls and near suspicious gaps each night. Even if you manage to capture them all, sealing these cracks up will help prevent any spiders in the future from gaining entry.
Brown recluse spider control in an indoor environment is pretty simple, particularly if your property is properly sealed to keep them out, but it may take a while for you to be completely spider-free, as spiders can still hide in tiny gaps, such as between furniture and walls, or behind storage in a quiet basement or attic space. Controlling general insect infestations may also assist; it will make finding meals more difficult for the spiders.
Dealing with any kind of insect infestation in your home can be a daunting and stressful task, but with a little knowledge and the right tools, you can get rid of the brown recluse spider for good. Just remember to take precautions, such as wearing gloves when handling insecticide sprays and sticky traps, and be patient – it may take some time to eliminate these pests from your home. But once you do, you’ll be able to sleep a little easier at night knowing that these dangerous little spiders are no longer lurking around your home. And if you’re lucky, and follow the tips above, you may never see another one of these unwelcome critters ever again.