Brown Recluse Spider

Brown recluses, also referred to as “fiddle backs” due to the dark shape found on top of the spider, live in seldom disturbed areas. This is one of the hardest spiders to control and requires an extensive treatment plan. The bite from this spider can result in an open sore and be quite dangerous.

These spiders prefer warm, dry, and hidden spots, so you aren’t likely to see them out in the open. They like small, live prey over larger prey, but they will eat larger insects that are dead. They are not aggressive but will bite if they feel threatened.

The bites from this spider are venomous and can take a few hours to show. They produce a stinging pain emitting from a blister surrounded by a swollen, red area. Brown recluses are most known for their fiddle backs as well as their bites, which usually cause the skin around the wound to die and slowly fall off over ten to fourteen days. Other symptoms include restlessness, sleeping difficulties, and fever.

People who are allergic to the venom may have a more severe reaction, but it is common for the bite to cause serious damage in many people. The blister widens and can end up exposing muscle and even bone. Antivenom can help you deal with the symptoms of a brown recluse bite, especially if given early. Also, some people do not react as badly to these spiders as compared to other species of spiders.

The easiest way to know if you have these spiders is to physically see them. When digging through boxes, papers, and storage areas in your home, it is best to be careful and look out for webs, even if you aren’t sure that you have spiders.
If you think you have an infestation of these spiders, even a small one, it is best to call a pest control service company. They will be able to safely locate and exterminate any pests you may have. Indoor and outdoor treatments, including yard spraying, can be used to get rid of these pests.

Prevention is key to protecting yourself and your family from these creatures. It is best to close any openings on the outside of your home like utility pipes, doors seals, and window seals. You should also avoid leaving clothes and shoes on the ground or shake them out if you do. Seldom used items should be placed in well-sealed boxes or bags.


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