How To Identify And Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders In The Woodlands


a brown recluse spider crawling in a home

Of all the common Texas spiders, one of the most-feared is the brown recluse spider, because its venomous bite can cause dangerous wounds. Don’t think you’re alone in the fight against brown recluse spiders. Professional The Woodlands pest control companies like Modern Pest Control are on the job.

In this guide, learn about the different kinds of spiders commonly misidentified as brown recluse spiders, the potential dangers of a brown recluse spider’s bite, the factors that attract brown recluse spiders to your house, and the safest way to get rid of them once they’ve arrived.

Brown Recluse Spiders Are Commonly Misidentified

There are several different kinds of spiders that are misidentified as brown recluse spiders. Brown recluse spiders are tan to brown and have ¼ to ½ inch long bodies, with legs that make them about the size of a quarter when they’re all extended. The critical identifying mark on a brown recluse spider is the violin shape on its back, giving it the nicknames of the violin spider or the fiddleback spider.

Wolf spiders are much larger than brown recluse spiders, with inch-long bodies and thick legs that span two inches or more.

Common house spiders are of similar size to wolf spiders, but their legs are more spindly, much like brown recluse spiders’ legs.

Cellar spiders, also known as “daddy long-legs” spiders, have ¼-inch long, brown bodies, but their legs are far thinner and longer than those of brown recluse spiders.

If you think you have brown recluse spiders in your home, you need to know how to get rid of spiders, and the best way to do that is to call Modern Pest Control.

The Potential Dangers Of A Brown Recluse Spider's Bite

The brown recluse spider is one of the most dangerous spiders in the U.S. because of the hazards of its bite. You may not feel pain for several hours after being bitten by a brown recluse spider, making it difficult to pin down the spider as the source of the bite. When the pain hits, it will be intense. A small blister will appear, and the area around the blister will be red and swollen.

Other symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite include fever, restlessness, and trouble sleeping. In some cases, the spider’s bite will cause the skin to die, and it will slough away, creating an open ulcer. This ulcer can easily become infected. In any case, if you think you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse spider, it’s crucial that you seek immediate medical attention. Try to bring the spider with you for identification.

Because of the dangers of the brown recluse spider’s bite, it’s important that you know how to get rid of spiders in your house by partnering with a pest control company like Modern Pest Control.

Factors That Attract Brown Recluse Spiders To Your Home

There are two main factors that attract any spider into your home: harborage and food. The brown recluse spider is no different,

If you’ve ever wondered, “Where are brown recluse spiders located?” the answer is, in areas where they can hide. They are reclusive, hence their name, and prefer to avoid human contact. You’ll find them in dark corners in your basement, attic, and closets, or in boxes or drawers that aren’t often opened.

As for food, if you have any insect infestation in your house, you’re likely to have spiders, including brown recluse spiders. For example, if you have a problem with German cockroaches, you may also develop a problem with brown recluse spiders.

If you need to know how to get rid of spiders in your Woodlands home, talk to Modern Pest Control today.

The Safest Way To Remove Brown Recluse Spiders From Your Home

The safest way to remove brown recluse spiders is to partner with Modern Pest Control. We have the know-how to locate and destroy this dangerous pest. Call us today to schedule your free inspection and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in The Woodlands.


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