Spotting Brown Recluse Spiders In Or Around Your Home? What You Need To Do

Brown recluse spiders are poisonous spiders. Their bite contains a venom that can result in anything from a minor bruise to a skin infection that can lead to surgery. A bite from a brown recluse spider is something that requires medical attention and treatment. If you have spotted brown recluse spiders in or around your home, you should call a pest control company for help. Read on for what else you can do to help get rid of these spiders.

Be On The Lookout

Look for where these spiders are located and what is nearby. If you are seeing these spiders a lot in your basement for instance, it's most likely because they like the dark dankness of the basement. If you see them outside of your home, look where they are coming from or where they are going. If you see them beneath your porch, it may be because they are attracted to the lights where insects are most likely flying around - they're finding an easy meal. Finding where they are can help you better get rid of them.

Clean House

Start cleaning your home and removing clutter that you could have laying around. Exterior clutter can be attractive for these and other spiders, as it provides a cover for them and makes it easier for them to not only camouflage themselves in, it's a great place to find their prey. Clean the interior of your home as well, where these pests can be laying in wait. If you have a lot of clutter around your home, clean it up. Be sure you are also keeping your yard trimmed and neat to prevent these and other pests from being attracted to your yard.

Kill Any You See

Kill any spiders you see either around your home, especially on your home, or any that you see in your home. Do what you can to kill these pests. Use a shoe, vacuum up any you see if you don't want to get too close, or spray them with a pesticide. Spray the entire area where you saw the spider in the event it had any offspring nearby as well. If you are worried about spraying a commercial pesticide inside your home, sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the perimeter of your home, both inside and outside. It's safe for humans and pets, although neither should eat it.

If you are spotting brown recluse spiders around or inside your house, call a spider removal treatment specialist for help to get rid of these pests. They are poisonous and if you have an infestation, you definitely need the help of a professional.