The brown recluse is one of the most dangerous spiders in the US. Its bite can be very painful, and in some cases, it can land you in the hospital. As such, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself from the bite and keep these spiders out of your home. In this article, we’re going to go over just that.
First, you should make sure that there is some distance between your bed and the wall, and that you remove everything from under the bed. Brown recluses, and spiders in general, thrive in clutter.
You can also use sticky traps in dark areas, and areas that are out of reach of your children and pets. These traps will catch spiders and other insects so they are a way to reduce the number of pests in the home.
When it comes to your attic, basement or garage, you want to remove clutter as much as possible. Make sure that you keep things organized and that you store your things in containers that cannot be accessed by insects. You can use ziplock bags or other containers that provide some sort of sealing. You have to be especially careful with clothes and equipment such as rollerskates, gardening gloves, rain gear, boots, and others, because brown recluses will often hide inside them since they are dark and have a lot of nooks and crannies. When you put them on, the spider will be squished and it will bite in self-defense.
Same goes for any clothes that you store inside the home. Make sure that they are all packed in hard to reach closets and drawers so that spiders will not take up residence inside them. You also have to be careful when moving things in your storage areas, especially when you have to move cardboard boxes. Recluses will often hide beneath folded cardboard flaps. To be 100% safe, vacuum the insides and outside of boxes before picking them up.
If you do notice a brown recluse inside your home, the best way to deal with it is by calling over a pest control specialist. A specialist will be able to not only remove the spider, but also go all the way to the source of the infestation and remove it as well. Contact us today if you have seen a brown recluse in your home and you would like to get rid of it and its nest effectively.