How Can You Tell If It’s A Brown Recluse Spider?
Brown recluses are often mistaken for other kinds of spiders that live here in Hot Springs. This is due to their brown coloration and small bodies. To tell a brown recluse apart from its relatives, look at the area behind its head. You should see a dark, backward violin-shaped mark. If you look even closer, you will see that this spider has six eyes, rather than the usual eight. If you have to get closer than three feet to this spider to recognize it, assume it is a brown recluse and proceed with caution.
How Dangerous Is A Brown Recluse Spider’s Bite?
Most spider bites are not potent enough to cause any serious health risks in humans. A brown recluse bite, on the other hand, is necrotic and can pack quite a punch. Upon being bitten you will start to feel pain irradiating from the wound. As necrosis sets in an ulcer will form around the bite zone. Other possible symptoms that come with brown recluse bites are fever, chills, nausea, joint pain, weakness, and in rare cases seizures and coma. The question is: are brown recluses dangerous enough to kill someone? Not usually. Brown recluse-related deaths in the U.S. are rare. As long as you seek medical attention immediately after being bitten, you will be just fine, apart from the painful and uncomfortable symptoms. To avoid brown recluse bites, do everything in your power to keep these pests out of your living areas.
How Do You Safely Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders?
If you spot a brown recluse spider inside or around your home, do not try to handle it on your own. Although these spiders are not looking to bite you, they will attack if they feel trapped or threatened. The best thing to do is immediately call the professionals at Advanced Pest Control. Explain the situation and we will take everything into consideration and walk you through your next steps. If emergency services are required, we will schedule a visit to your home to deal with brown recluse spiders ASAP.
How Can You Prevent Future Spider Infestations?
Once your home is spider-free, your next step is to make sure these pests stay out of your living areas. This can be done in two ways. The first is by implementing some preventative strategies. Here are a few tips and tricks our experts suggest you try.
- Seal your home’s exterior foundation causing a caulking gun.
- Make sure all of your windows and doors are in good working condition.
- Install door sweeps under unprotected exterior doors.
- Check the condition of window/door screens and weatherstripping.
- Turn off exterior lights at night.
Call our team if you have any questions about professional pest control in Hot Springs. We have a range of options available to you including general pest control plans. These plans work to keep out a range of area pests including dangerous spiders.