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Should I Be Scared Of Brown Recluse Spiders In Houston?

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There are many different kinds of spiders in the world. There are almost 50,000 of them. Spiders can be found in almost every part of the world. They are resourceful creatures and can find ways to survive almost anywhere. Spiders travel well, and they need to. Spiders are carnivorous predators and follow prey insects wherever they go. Most spiders are venomous, but the vast majority of them have venom that isn’t dangerous to humans. Some do, however, and the brown recluse spider numbers are among them. Unfortunately, brown recluses are considered common house spiders, and household encounters with them are not unusual.

If you have a spider infestation in your home, you want it eliminated right away. All-Safe Pest & Termite understands, and we are ready to help. Call us today for pest control in Houston.

Brown Recluse Spiders Are Commonly Misidentified

Although brown recluse spiders are venomous enough to be concerning to humans, they are unremarkable in appearance and are often mistaken for other common household spiders. Here are some of the spiders that look like brown recluses:

  • Wolf spiders: Hairy spiders with pronounced markings on their backs.
  • Grass spiders: Build ground-level webs outside. Very notable markings on their backs.
  • Hobo spiders: These spiders have very pronounced markings on their back.
  • Huntsman spiders: Much larger and hairier than brown recluses.
  • House spiders: These spiders have different markings on their backs.

Brown recluse spiders are not hairy, and they present with a very generic brown appearance without special markings on their backs. Because of this, you should be careful interacting with any spider that even remotely looks like a brown recluse. Instead, contact All-Safe Pest & Termite. We have the experience to properly identify brown recluses, and we know how to get spiders out of your house.

The Dangers Of A Brown Recluse Spider's Bite

The brown recluse spider has the dubious distinction of being one of the most venomous spiders in the United States. Its bite has a further complication of being able to induce tissue death in the skin, blood vessels, and nerves, in a process known as necrosis. Lesser symptoms include redness around bite sites, swelling, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, and the development of rashes.

Brown recluse bites are serious, and you don’t want to risk getting bitten by a recluse in your own house. If you see spiders in your home, the next thing you want to see there is us. All-Safe Pest & Termite knows how to get rid of spiders. 

Six Simple Tips To Prevent Brown Recluse Spiders In Your Home

Given that brown recluse bites can be so serious, and that unfortunate encounters with brown recluse spiders can happen unexpectedly, here are some tips for discouraging brown recluse spiders — and all other spiders — from coming to your house:

  1. Seal outside garbage. Easy access to garbage draws bugs. Spiders will follow.
  2. Clean up outside clutter. Clutter draws bugs, which draw spiders.
  3. Seal your home well. Sealing your home prevents spiders from having an easy way in.
  4. Clean up inside clutter. Cleaning up inside clutter discourages pests from coming inside.
  5. Discard inside the trash. Trash is food for the bugs spiders hunt. Either seal or discard.
  6. Clean your house. Dirty floors harbor crumbs, which draw bugs. Spiders follow.

These tips can help you discourage spiders from coming to your house, but you might still get them anyway. If that happens, call us. All-Safe Pest & Termite knows how to get rid of spiders in houses.

Contact The Pros For The Safe Removal Of Brown Recluse Spiders

All-Safe Pest & Termite stands ready to assist you with all of your pest control needs. Call us today to get rid of spiders, and any other pests you may be facing.

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