An exterminator service like Milberger Pest Control can help when you have spiders in your home or business. The most dangerous spider in the Kansas City area is the brown recluse spider. An exterminator should be hired to get rid of the brown recluse, for your safety and the safety of others. Milberger is ready to get rid of spiders for you.
Here are some common spiders, and facts about them. Always consult an exterminator like Milberger Pest Control if you find these spiders in your home or business.
HOUSE SPIDER CHARACTERISTICS
SIZE: The body ranges up to three eighths of an inch in length, with a spherical abdomen.
COLOR: Typically brown or tan with various markings.
Any corner inside or outside is suitable for house spiders to construct their webs. These spiders are more common in garages, crawl spaces and basements as these areas are less disturbed and tend to harbor more insects.
TIPS FOR CONTROL
· Regular removal of spider webs is the best way to limit these spiders.
· Sealing up cracks around windows and doors helps prevent their entry.
· Switch exterior lights to the yellow “bug light” bulbs, which attract fewer flying insects on which spiders feed.
· Treatments by an exterminator to exterior spider nesting sites can help reduce the numbers of spiders when combined with an overall pest management program with Milberger.
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS
Brown recluse spiders generally live and thrive in homes and buildings.
True to their name, they prefer to be “reclusive,” and to hide in out-of-the-way places in households such as crawl spaces, attics, garages and cellars. The brown recluse spider can inflict a serious and painful wound with its bite, which is venomous, sometimes requiring medical attention.
While brown recluse spiders prefer to dwell outdoors under woodpiles or other organic debris, some have been found adapting to the human environment by living and thriving indoors in households, as well as in sheds and barns. Typically, they hunt for their prey at night.
Brown recluse spiders are known by their species name Loxosceles reclusa. The brown recluse is about one-half inch in size, and it is further distinguished by having six eyes instead of the usual eight eyes found in most spiders. The brown recluse web is usually not produced in open areas where it can be easily identified. The brown recluse is a fast runner and will likely evade pursuit if seen within a household. This is why an exterminator is so important to hire in situations like this.
BROWN RECLUSE BITES
Though brown recluse spiders are widely feared by many people, they’re rarely aggressive and rarely bite. And not only do they rarely bite, but people often mistake bites from various insects or other skin irritants as brown recluse bites.
There are some things that can help you determine whether or not you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse spider, including:
· Seeing the spider
· Feeling the spider bite you
· Specific brown recluse symptoms
· Visual of area around the suspected bite
BROWN RECLUSE INFESTATION
Because brown recluse spiders have been known to hide in boxes, infestations often occur when these items are moved from one location to another and later stored in dark, damp places within the home. Once brown recluse spiders have established themselves, they are difficult to control. They can increase their numbers to large populations in short periods of time.
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS IN THE HOUSE
Brown recluse spiders typically make their home in secluded areas of the house and property, in cracks and crevices that have not been sealed or caulked, and in areas where they cannot be observed during their nocturnal wanderings in search of prey. They have been known to make their homes in sheds, crawl spaces, fireplaces, closets and behind furnaces.
Homeowners should be warned that completely removing an infestation of brown recluse spiders may take several months if undertaken without professional intervention, and DIY methods often fail.
BENEFITS OF A PROFESSIONAL EXTERMINATOR
The best method for brown recluse control and removal is to contact a trained pest control professional like Milberger Pest Control.
For more information about spiders, call Milberger Pest Control at (816) 761-1313 in Missouri and (913) 384-6760 in Kansas. To request a free quote, click here.
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