Brown recluse spiders are some of the most feared pests in Tennessee. This year, they seem to be even more aggressive than usual, as the number of reported brown recluse spider bites has climbed to four per week. They even rank in the top 10 most poisonous spiders.
No one is quite sure why we are seeing an increase in spider attacks, but whatever the reason, it’s good to know what to do if you are bitten by one of these venomous bugs.
Help! I Found A Brown Recluse Spider in My House.
First off, it’s good to be sure that the bug that bit you really was a brown recluse.
- Did you see a violin-shaped mark on the Arachne’s abdomen?
- Did the spider have three pairs of eyes?
If so, you were likely bitten by a brown recluse. Though their bites hardly result in death, they are quite painful and can take a long time to heal.
Treating the Spider Bite
If you determine the bite was in fact from a brown recluse, you will want to see a doctor as soon as possible. Also, apply ice to reduce the pain and swelling.
Though a doctor will generally recommend that you let the sore heal on its own, it’s good to check just to be sure. Children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems may require extra care to ensure a healthy recovery.
Keeping Brown Recluse Spiders Out of Your Home
The best way to keep from getting bitten is to prevent brown recluse spiders from getting into your home to begin with. Here are a few spider prevention tips to help you out:
- Keep your home free of clutter.
- Avoid using bed skirts.
- Seal up all areas where a spider could enter.
- Keep woodpiles and trash cans away from the house.
Do Away with Brown Recluse Spiders Once and for All.
Have you spotted a brown recluse spider creeping around your home? If so, we highly recommend you call U.S Pest.
Not only will we remove existing spiders from your home, we will also take measures to ensure you don’t experience any future problems with these deadly bugs.
Contact U.S Pest today to receive a FREE pest inspection!