lowdown on brown recluse

Get the Lowdown on the Brown Recluse

lowdown on brown recluseServing Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN

You may have heard horrendous stories about a friend or acquaintance getting bit by a brown recluse spider. Even though it is one of the scariest species of spider, identifying them is not difficult. They have a tannish brown color with a shape on their back that looks like a violin or fiddle. Some brown recluse spiders could grow to about the size of a quarter, but most of them are smaller. To help you avoid a spider bite from a brown recluse, your leading pest control company in Cordova, AAA Termite and Pest Control is sharing the lowdown on the brown recluse spiders.

The brown recluse spider typically bites when it feels threatened. So, to keep from accidentally threatening one, your pest control company in Memphis, AAA Termite and Pest Control recommends looking in areas where they may hide. For example, the most common places for the brown recluse spider to hide are in brush piles, woodpiles, basements, attics, or any areas where you may store items for long periods. Also, the brown recluse likes to hide in clothing or blankets that are left undisturbed for long periods.

When there is an encounter with a brown recluse spider in your home or yard, remember it may bite you. In the event that a brown recluse bites you, know that 90% of bites from a brown recluse heal without scarring or needing medical attention. However, some people are more sensitive to the brown recluse’s toxic venom and may need to seek medical treatment immediately. Most brown recluse bites develop a small red mark on the skin and heal rather quickly. There are some bites where there may be a little white blister in the middle of the red dot and a toughening of the skin surrounding the bite.

In some cases, the skin surrounding the bite may become grey or blue in areas. In more severe cases, the brown recluse bite could create a “volcano lesion” creating the wound to open and potentially growing to the size of a human hand. In extreme cases, when the skin becomes this infected, your certified pest pros in Cordova at AAA Termite and Pest Control advise seeking immediate medical attention to prevent further complications from the bite.

Having brown recluses in your home is a big deal. Not only are brown recluse spider bites venomous, but the spiders reproduce quickly and could cause an infestation. Just as their name suggests, they are reclusive and typically use their bite as a secondary method of protection when threatened. However, brown recluse spiders quickly adapt to your home’s environment, reproduce rapidly, and lurk where you least expect them. When you see a brown recluse spider, it is best to contact AAA Termite and Pest Control to inspect your home and treat it before an infestation begins. Our technicians also can remove spiders from your Memphis home.

Pest Control in Cordova and Memphis, Tennessee

The sight of a brown recluse spider can be frightening and concerning. To protect your family, your leading pest control company in Cordova, AAA Termite and Pest Control, recommends establishing regular pest prevention services, so you do not have brown recluse spiders hiding in your home. If you have seen a brown recluse spider or would like a pest control treatment, please contact our office today by calling (901) 737-7378 or visit us online for more information.