Brown Recluse Spiders Your Home? Time to Take Action

July 23rd, 2015

brown recluse Brown recluse spiders hit the headlines last year, when it was revealed that a Missouri couple had over 6,000 of these dangerous creatures living in their home. Thankfully, such extreme infestations are incredibly rare. However, due to the severity of the Brown recluse’s bite, they’re not a house guest you particularly want to have hanging around for long.

Understanding the Brown Recluse Spider

Firstly, before you panic, it’s important to remember that there’s a reason these creatures are called ‘recluses’. They’re incredibly shy! A Brown recluse spider is highly unlikely to bite you unless it feels threatened, and most of the time it will go out of its way to ensure you don’t see it.

If a Brown recluse bites you, it’s possible that you won’t even feel it to begin with. However, in roughly half of all cases, the symptoms can get progressively worse, causing a variety of unpleasant symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and muscular pain. In extremely rare cases, it can even cause death. The elderly and very young children are most at risk.

Getting Rid of Brown Recluses

As you might imagine, it’s not advisable to try to evict a Brown recluse population by yourself, due to the risks involved. In this instance, it is recommended that you hire the help of a local pest control specialist, who will use the appropriate techniques to ensure that your family’s safety is maintained while the problem is being dealt with.

Worried About Spiders? Talk to Green Solutions

If you’re concerned that you might have a clan of Brown recluse spiders currently making themselves comfortable in your home, it’s time to act fast before they start to breed. To find out how to make your house a completely safe place once more, call Green Solutions today at 813 684 7336.