How To Identify And Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders In Anaheim
June 04, 2022 - Spiders
Though seeing any spider around your Anaheim property can be frightening, sights of brown recluse spiders can be especially concerning; this is due not only to their appearance but to the dangers that a brown recluse spider can bring with its bite. To understand how to get rid of brown recluse spiders as safely and efficiently as possible, follow our prevention tips below. Don’t hesitate to contact Anaheim pest control for more information or assistance.
How To Identify A Brown Recluse Spider
Identifying a brown recluse spider is a vital first step in determining whether or not you have an infested property. There are a few spiders that look like brown recluse spiders but aren’t, which is why it is so important to know which type of spider you are trying to remove from your property.
You can identify a brown recluse spider by looking for some of the following distinctive characteristics:
- One of the most easily identified characteristics of the brown recluse spider, this pest has a dark violin-shaped patch on its back; the skinner ‘neck’ of the violin will point toward its abdomen.
- Unlike other spiders, brown recluses have six eyes instead of eight. However, you may not be able to determine this unless you are dangerously close to the spider.
- The legs and abdomen of the brown recluse will be uniform in color without stripes or markings, and there will not be any spines on the legs, only fine hairs.
- Brown recluse spiders grow to about 3/8 of an inch in length and prefer to hide their nests behind objects and in cluttered areas.
It can still be difficult to correctly identify a brown recluse spider despite knowing all of these tips, so you should reach out to A-1 Bonded Termite if you need more assistance determining which spider species is invading your property.
The Symptoms Of A Brown Recluse Spider's Bite
A general question about this pest is, “are brown recluse spiders deadly?” This spider is considered one of the more medical dangerous spiders to encounter in the United States, but deaths resulting from the spider’s bite are rare. In most cases, healthy adult individuals can recover from a brown recluse bite without severe symptoms; young children, the elderly, and those with health conditions are the most at risk of extreme health events.
The symptoms of a brown recluse bite include:
- Pain or redness at the bite sight
- An ulcer at the bite site, with your skin turning purple in the middle
- Joint pain
- Seizures or coma (this is rare)
Suppose you notice that a brown recluse has bitten you. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible, especially if you start to show any of the above symptoms or symptoms of anaphylaxis, such as difficulty breathing or trouble swallowing.
The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders
The safest way to get rid of brown recluse spiders and ensure this pest isn’t hiding around your property is to contact our expert pest control technicians at A-1 Bonded Termite. We take care to inspect the interior and exterior of your property for signs of spiders. We will work closely with you to eliminate every brown recluse spider so you can reclaim the safety of your Anaheim residence or business.
Natural Ways To Prevent Future Brown Recluse Spider Infestations
Learning what attracts brown recluse spiders and then working to remove these factors is the best way to get rid of spiders naturally. We give you some tips for this below:
- Declutter your home often and carefully brush away any spider webs to remove hiding spots
- Keep any grass cut low and remove outdoor debris such as woodpiles to stop brown recluses from living in them
- Seal up cracks around your property to prevent brown recluse spiders from coming inside as they search for food and shelter
- Address pest prey issues with the help of A-1 Bonded Termite, as this can be a strong attractor for hungry brown recluses.
- Fix up moisture issues that create excess water pools where pests and brown recluses drink.
And remember, if you are dealing with a widespread infestation of brown recluse spiders on your property, you should contact us at A-1 Bonded Termite immediately for efficient, safe removal.