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Should I Be Scared Of The Brown Recluse Spiders Around My Sugar Land Home?

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Brown recluse spiders get their name because of their behaviors. These spiders prefer to stay away from people and hide in dark, warm, and dry places. Of all the spiders found in Texas, brown recluses are one of only a few considered medically significant, another being the black widow spider.

This article will explain how to identify brown recluse spiders and what happens when they bite someone. We’ll also provide some helpful prevention tips so you can keep them from getting inside. 

These are not spiders that you want to handle on your own. Contacting a Sugar Land pest control company like All-Safe Pest & Termite for help with removal is your safest option.

How To Tell If It's A Brown Recluse Spider

For spiders with such a big reputation, they are relatively small. Brown recluses' size, including their legs, is usually between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch. These spiders are dark to light brown and have a distinct dark brown mark on their backs that resembles a violin.

We typically find these types of spiders hidden away in closets, basements, or storage boxes because of their reclusive nature. Be careful when reaching into a box, and shake out any clothing or shoes that have been stored away to be sure you don’t surprise a brown recluse.

If you see one of these spiders around your home, we recommend contacting us at All-Safe Pest & Termite to have it safely removed. If you handle this spider, there is a high risk of getting a bite.

The Symptoms Of A Brown Recluse Spider's Bite

Brown recluse spiders have a toxic venom that can harm people and are considered one of the more dangerous spiders in Texas. They usually will only bite if they feel threatened or trapped, so it is best to stay away from them. 

The venom brown recluse spiders inject when they bite produces a stinging sensation and intense pain. This venom may produce necrosis, or dead tissue, and leave behind an ulcerating sore. The wound can take several weeks to heal, leaving you with dense scar tissue. 

Other symptoms include restlessness, fever, and trouble sleeping. We recommend that you seek medical attention for any brown recluse bite. For assistance removing these spiders from your home, it is best to call in the pros at All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Five Helpful Tips To Prevent Brown Recluse Spiders In Your Home

The following five tips will help you to prevent spiders in your home and protect you from getting a bite from a brown recluse:

  1. Eliminate the clutter in your home and storage areas to limit hiding places.
  2. Store seldom-used items like boots and gardening gloves in sealed plastic bags or totes.
  3. Seal cracks, crevices, and gaps on the exterior of your home, paying special attention to spaces around utility pipes.
  4. Store firewood at least 20 feet from your home and on a raised structure.
  5. Address any other pest infestations that may be attracting spiders.

The best way to keep spiders away from your home is to work with a professional pest control company like All-Safe Pest & Termite. 

Contact The Pros For The Safe Removal Of Brown Recluse Spiders

The safest and most effective way to remove these spiders is to call the spider control pros at All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our pest professionals have experience dealing with all kinds of spiders that invade homes in our area, including the brown recluse. Contact us today to request your free estimate and protect your family from dangerous spider bites.

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