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Arizona Pest Control reminds homeowners of the threats posed by recluse spider in Arizona

Arizona Pest Control reminds homeowners of the threats posed by Arizona brown Spider  (Family of recluse spiders)

Order Araneae Family Sicaridae That looks a lot like the genus Loxosceles, one of many species of recluse spider

Arizona Brown Spiders are more than just a creepy crawly nuisance – they can pose a real health threat to humans. Arizona is home to the Arizona Brown Spider which is in the family of recluses. Arizona Pest Control, a pest management company servicing Tucson, Arizona warns that as the weather changes and cooler temperatures roll in, this dangerous pest might be lurking inside the home.

“Unfortunately, recluse spiders are starting to make their way indoors in search of dark places to spin their webs,” said Josh Tennenbaum, Operations officer for Arizona Pest Control. “It’s important for homeowners to be aware of this pest and contact a pest professional if an infestation is suspected. These spiders tend to hide in woodpiles, storage boxes, attics, closets and garages.”

The brown recluse spider will bite if threatened, injecting a venom that can be dangerous to humans. Most bites cause only a small red mark or open sore on the skin, but in more extreme cases some people may experience allergic reactions.

Arizona Pest Control recommend storing clothing inside plastic containers and checking shoes before putting them on, as spiders often hide in them. In addition, people should wear heavy gloves when moving items that have been stored for a long period of time.

“It’s also a good idea to seal any cracks and crevices with caulk on the outside the home, especially around doors and windows,” added Tennenbaum.

For more information on brown recluse spiders, visit www.azpest.com


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