Brown recluse spiders
Brown recluse spiders overview
The brown recluse spider is a native to Arkansas and ranges in size from ¼ to ¾ of an inch in length. They are light to dark brown in color with a well-known brown violin marking. This distinct characteristic has also resulted in other monikers including fiddlebacks and violin spiders. The brown recluse has a round body (with eight legs of course) and has three pairs of eyes that form a semi-circle.
Brown recluse spiders seek out dark, undisturbed areas. Inside the home, ideal places include storage areas, closets and basements as well as attics and cupboards. If they are hanging around outside your home you will most likely spot them in woodpiles, sheds, and mounds of debris.
They can be! The venom from a brown recluse spider bite can produce a dangerous reaction. You may experience pain and itching caused by the bite. Ulcerating and necrosis of the tissue affected by the spider bite could also occur; this tissue could take months to heal. You may notice the symptoms from a bite right away or anywhere between 2 and 8 hours after the incident has taken place. Common symptoms from a brown recluse bite include redness and blistering around the site of the bite. If you suspect you have been bit by a recluse you should see a health care provider right away. If possible bring the spider along for proper identification. The good news is that these arachnids - for the most part- only bite if they feel threatened. If they have been hiding in your shoes, or clothes it is almost certain they will bite when these items are next in use.
Brown recluse spiders are elusive creatures by nature. They can be extremely difficult to locate without the help of a professional exterminator. If you fear brown recluse spiders are in your home or business, contact the Arkansas pest control pros at McCauley today!
Trying to locate and eradicate brown recluse spiders on your own is not only dangerous but can be a task in futility. These timid spiders are not easily found. For brown recluse spider control, please contact McCauley Services today.
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At McCauley we understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be when you spot brown recluse spiders. Because of that and and the risks associated with pest infestations, usually we can respond that same day or the very next.
With plans that are customizable to fit your unique needs, prices will vary. When you contact our office we can provide you a general price range. For many pests we recommend a free inspection. One of our representatives will thoroughly investigate your concerns, give you our recommendation for treatment and pricing information for the service.
To try and help prevent brown recluse spiders from entering your home you should:
Eliminate areas that can provide ideal harborage for these pests.
Remove clutter from basements, cupboards, and even closets.
To avoid spider bites, you should always try and shake out clothes and shoes before using them. Keeping a watchful eye out for these pests can also help with early detection and treatment. Contact McCauley Services to learn more about pest control for brown recluse spiders.