Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN
Spiders are classified as arachnids, with two body segments and eight legs. Spiders can be an unwanted guest in your home, lurking in damp areas such as basements or crawl spaces, or in attics, air vents, corners of rooms, or other dark areas of your home. Spiders enter the home through various means, cracks around windows or doors, faulty seals or screens around windows, open doors or windows, or hitch hiking on items or people entering the home. Spiders are generally looking for prey they can eat as food.
Although most spiders are harmless to humans, some are poisonous and could kill a human or pet with one bite. There are tens of thousands of different species of spiders and the poisonous ones are typically the concern of most people. The brown recluse spider, scientifically known as loxosceles reclusa, is a poisonous spider most definitely unwanted in or around your home. An adult brown recluse ranges in color from dull yellow to dark brown and about the size of a quarter, including leg length. A young brown recluse will be on the lighter end of the color spectrum. Their abdomen, the larger body segment, does not have any distinguishing marks such as stripes or dots. The most common characteristic of a brown recluse is a dark brown colored violin-shaped marking on their cephalothorax, which would appear on the smaller body segment. It’s this marking that earned them the nickname of fiddle-back spiders.
The most apparent way to determine if you have brown recluse spiders lurking in or around your home or property, are actual sightings of the spiders. However, you may not actually see a brown recluse scurrying around. Therefore, it’s important to know the signs of this poisonous spider and know what to do if you spot any signs of a brown recluse. If you notice low-lying spider webs that appear to have been made in a disorganized manner, that’s a telltale sign a brown recluse lives there. Don’t mess with the web or the spider, if you see one. Call AAA Termite and Pest Control of Memphis for a consultation and one of our qualified technicians will ease your fears by ridding your home or property of spiders, including brown recluses. With consistent treatments of your property, you can be assured you and your family can enjoy your home and outdoor space without fear of spiders or other insects.
If you need to get rid of spiders in the Memphis or Cordova area give us a call today! (901) 737-7378.