Brown Recluse Spiders In The Spotlight On “The Lovely Insect Show” Episode 2
The winter chill has arrived and that means pests will be looking for a place to lodge until spring arrives. One bug in particular that will be trying to find somewhere to stay warm is the infamous brown recluse spider.
If you’re like most, you probably have never seen a brown recluse spider up close. This is because they are afraid of humans. Wouldn’t you be if you were that small? So to give you a glimpse at what these horrifying pests look like, U.S. Pest’s second installment of the Lovely insect show takes a special look at these venomous spiders, giving you the facts you need to stay safe this holiday season.
The Facts About Brown Recluse Spiders
One way to identify brown recluse spiders by the violin-shaped marking on their abdomen, but this is not always an accurate indicator since other spiders share similar markings. An even better way to identify a brown recluse is by looking at its eyes. These spiders have eight eyes arranged in four distinct rows. If you see this, you can be pretty sure you are dealing with a brown recluse spider and should call U.S. Pest Immediately.
Brown recluse spiders enter homes by grabbing a ride on moving furniture, boxes and other items. Once they arrive, they will hide in dark, secluded places to avoid the threat of predators. This makes them difficult to control. Even if your house has hundreds of them, you may not know it because of their reclusive nature.
Luckily, 90% of Brown Recluse Spider bites require no medical attention, but their bites can result in severe reactions. So to be on the safe side, you should seek medical help if bitten by a brown recluse.
Keep Brown Recluses Out of Your Home
The best way to keep brown recluse spiders out of your home is to call up an experienced pest control company. For 30 years, U.S Pest has helped homes businesses evade the threat of brown recluses with our professional spider control services. Get a free inspection today or give us a call at (615) 590-1260 to learn more