Being able to detect a brown recluse infestation early on can help you avoid getting bitten by this dangerous spider. In this article, we’re going to go over the signs that indicate the presence of brown recluses in the home.
The first sign that you have a spider infestation in your home is the presence of webs. However, brown recluses do not usually build their webs out in the open – they will instead be hidden inside clutter. As such, it can be hard to detect an infestation by simply looking for the webs, but if you do spot one in a hidden corner or crevice, then odds are that a brown recluse is hiding behind it.
As you clear or rummage through the clutter of the home, you might come across brown recluse egg sacs. These egg sacs resemble white berries covered with silk. While the spiders will be very protective of these sacs, they may not be around them the entire time, so you could come across the egg sacs and no spiders.
The presence of other insects
If you have a lot of insects in the home, you can expect to have some spiders inside as well. Brown recluses prefer to eat cockroaches, crickets, flies and moths. So if these insects are present in the home, and you have a lot of clutter, you are at high risk for a brown recluse infestation.
Identifying brown recluse spiders
If you happen to catch a spider out in the open, then you might be able to tell if you are dealing with a brown recluse. There are plenty of pictures online of this spider, but the gist of it is that they are tan to dark brown in coloration, and their color is uniform, with the exception of a violin marking on its abdomen or back.
What to do if you have an infestation
If you suspect that you have a brown recluse infestation, you can call over a pest control pro who will perform an inspection followed by a control procedure, which will consist of applying insecticides and baits to remove the spider infestation from the home. If you are looking for a long-term solution to these infestations, a pro will also be able to install residual insecticides, which will prevent the spiders from entering the home. Contact us today for more information.Tags: Brown Recluse, Spider Pest Control