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How To Identify And Safely Control Brown Recluse Spiders In Your Bradenton Home


Brown recluse spiders are usually light to medium brown in color, with a darker violaceous coloration on the cephalothorax and legs. The most distinguishing feature of this species is a distinct, violin-shaped marking on its back that starts from its eyes to the end of its body. These spiders have six eyes instead of the usual eight. Before attempting to get rid of spiders, check with the experts. Hiring a professional Bradenton pest control company is the most effective way to rid your home of brown recluse spiders once and for all. 

The Brown Recluse Spider Is The Most Misidentified Spider

Brown recluse spiders are one of the most feared arachnids and can be difficult to identify correctly. Unfortunately, because of their fear-inspiring reputation, there are a number of other types of spiders that are often mistaken for brown recluses, Including:

  • Hobo spiders, which have an orange or yellow band that runs across their abdomen. 
  • Wolf spiders, which have large eyes that are arranged in three rows rather than two. 
  • House spiders, which lack the distinctive violin-shaped marking on their backs. 

If you’re not sure that you’re dealing with a brown recluse spider, it’s best to consult an expert on arachnids. 

The Dangers Of A Brown Recluse Spider’s Bite

Brown recluse spider bites can have serious and sometimes life-threatening consequences. Bites may also lead to long-term skin damage or scarring. The bite of a brown recluse spider can also cause systemic symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. In rare cases, it can even cause hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), organ dysfunction, and life-threatening anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). The venom of the brown recluse spider is known for its necrotic (tissue-killing) effects. The degree of destruction depends on the amount of venom injected, as well as individual sensitivity to it. It is in your best interest to seek medical attention if you believe you have been bitten by a brown recluse spider. 

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Dangerous Spiders Around Your Home

If you are considering removing a spider on your own, be sure to identify the type of spider first to ensure that you take appropriate action. Different spiders require specialized treatment methods from a pest control company trained in dealing with all types of house spiders. The safest way to get rid of dangerous spiders is to call Westfall’s Lawn Care and Pest Control company. Our pest control technicians have the experience and equipment necessary to safely and effectively remove not only spiders, but other pests as well. Call us today for a complimentary evaluation of your home to identify your specific needs.

Five Practical Tips To Prevent Future Brown Recluse Spider Problems

The following tips can help prevent future problems with brown recluse spiders:

  1. Keep your home dry and free of clutter, as these spiders prefer dark, humid places to make their webs.
  2. Seal any cracks and crevices around windows or doors, as all kinds of spiders can enter your home through gaps in walls and foundations.
  3. Remove any wood piles or debris near your home that make good places for spiders to hide. 
  4. Use glue traps for spiders to catch spiders that may be hiding in hard-to-reach places.
  5. If you find brown recluse spiders in your home, contact the experts at Westfall’s Lawn Care and Pest Control, who will know how to safely and effectively treat your home. 

Following these guidelines can help you reduce the risk of contact with a dangerous brown recluse spider in your Bradenton home.

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