Brown recluse spider in habitat

What is a brown recluse spider?

Brown recluse spiders are spindly-legged arthropods characterized by their light or yellow-brown coloring and a telltale darker brown ovular marking on their backs. This marking frequently resembles a violin, or a fiddle, giving them the nickname of fiddle back spider. The marking doesn’t show up until the spiders have reached adulthood, however, so if your home is infested with only babies it may be harder to determine the species.

They prefer the same type of dim, hidden places that other spiders like the black widow enjoy. You’ll find them in your homes dark corners. The webs they build are not for the catching of prey, and are instead, a home base of sorts, so they’re most commonly found close to the ground and are haphazardly built. When it comes to reproduction, a typical female can produce between 30 and 1500 babies in their lifespan depending on luck, longevity, and timing. Their eggs, once laid, take around a month to hatch with development from egg to adult taking a whole year.

Are brown recluse spiders dangerous?

Potentially, yes. Brown recluse spiders are capable of biting when they feel threatened. Something as simple as stepping in the wrong area while barefoot could warrant a bite. Not everyone responds to their bites in the same way, but their bites are incredibly poisonous and can cause extreme irritation and discomfort if not treated by a medical professional immediately.

Why do I have brown recluse spiders?

Your home contains the type of environments they like: dark and infrequently bothered. Places like cluttered attics or dingy basements are the ideal breeding ground for this variety of pest. Areas that brown recluse spiders can commonly be found include boxes, shoes, flooring, bedding, and anywhere warm and dim where they can snuggle in. Since they are rapid reproducers, it is more likely for you to find many than it is to find just one.

How can I prevent brown recluse spiders?

These pests like to hide. Prevention can be as simple as making sure there are no areas in your home with piles of things that you never touch. Stay tidy, and make sure to do a thorough sweep of your entire home, dark corners and all, regularly, and you should be able to make sure no brown recluse ever gets the opportunity to call your home or business it’s own.

How can Gregory Pest remove brown recluse spiders from my home or business?

Unfortunately, brown recluse spiders are among South Carolina’s spiders. Luckily, Gregory Pest Solutions has over 50 years of experience and is a leader in southeast pest control. Environmentally friendly, our methods are effective and safe because we know you care about the people that count on you.

When you hire us to evaluate how extensive your business or home’s pest problem is, one of our pros will be sent to assess the brown recluse situation and then formulate an environmentally friendly plan for removal and prevention. Once we implement our plan, our experts can make recommendations to seal any openings that are prime for future nests so you and your family can enjoy a lasting pest-free environment.

Where can I get help with brown recluse spiders?

You don’t have to put up with brown recluse spiders in your home or business. If you’re currently in the middle of a war with these problematic pests, it’s time to call for backup. Gregory Pest Solutions can offer the pest removal and prevention services you need to stay ahead of any bug, rodent, or wildlife creature you face.







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