Brown recluse spiders are one of the pests that you definitely do not want in your home. These spiders have a venomous bite that can land the victim in the hospital. In this article, we’re going to cover how to identify if you have a brown recluse infestation in the home and what to do about it.
Spotting a brown recluse out in the open
Brown recluses are small spiders, usually no longer than half an inch, that are brown in color and which have a violin marking on their abdomen. As their name suggests, these spiders are very reclusive, and you will usually find the males of the species running around out in the open.
Brown recluses will leave the safety of their nests for three reasons: to find a mate, to find a new nest, and after an egg sac has hatched. When males are looking to mate, they will explore their vicinity for a female, and when the spiders abandon their current nest, they will head out and find a new location. In the third scenario, an egg sac will hatch, and the spiderlings will stick close to their mother for a while, but eventually they will leave their nests and set out on their own.
Others signs that there is an infestation
Since brown recluses are so secretive, they do not leave many signs of their presence. One thing that you will notice if these spiders are in your home are small webs in crevices or the clutter in the home. These webs will be hidden, but you might be able to spot them every now and then. Outside of that, you should always be careful if you have clutter in the home, such as a lot of disorganized boxes and items in your garage, or some kind of storage inside the home. Many spiders and pests will try to set up inside clutter, so you have to get rid of it or organize it as soon as possible.
How to prevent and control brown recluse infestations
If you are looking to implement some prevention or control methods against brown recluse infestations, you will need the help of a pro. This is where we can help you. Contact us today if you have any questions about these methods, or if you have a brown recluse infestation in the home.