Brown Recluse Spider Control
There are many pests which can be controlled with basic pest control materials and commonly found over-the-counter products. Many insects will fall victim to these products and even applications which are not precise are able to provide control. However, there are some pests around the house which are mysterious yet bothersome. These pests are not as vulnerable to ordinary spray and seem to persist after numerous treatments. Although they may eat some nuisance insects, they can become a nuisance themselves. This pest is we know to be brown recluse spiders!
Brown Recluse Spider Control is something that some homes must have done. Long thought to be a “good” pest, brown recluse spiders and people don’t mix in the same living habitat. They are usually predatory to some degree and this feature has been exaggerated over time to where it’s not uncommon to hear that a good spider population around the house is “better than a bug-man”. This is an example of a classic urban legend. Brown Recluse Spiders may eat certain pests. Web making spiders tend to be collectors of many flying pests and ground dwelling spiders such as the wolf spider will make a meal of just about any crawling creature it finds. But they will not replace a pest control service or good maintenance practice to keep pests under control. In fact, recent data suggests that brown recluse spiders will move into an area only if it is capable of supporting their need for food. This means they are looking for an environment which has pests. In order for them to survive, they need to be able to sustain themselves by being able to feed on a regular basis. Without a good supply of food, brown recluse spiders will either die or relocate. I have been in many attics and crawl spaces which had a lot of spider webs but the only spiders I was able to find were dead. These spiders had chosen poor web locations. They were doomed from the beginning. If a spider is able to establish a web in your home and is able to feed itself on a regular basis, it is a sure sign that perimeter pest control needs to be done.
There are two types of spiders found around the home: ground dwellers and web makers. Brown Recluse Spiders – which thrive on the ground – are usually much stronger than their web building cousins. These brutes are aggressive, usually nocturnal, great hunters and rely on their strong grip and bite. They stalk food at night and will feed on just about anything which moves. When prey is identified, brown recluse spiders will usually stalk within pouncing distance, crouch, leap, rip, shred, bite, grab and kill – all within a few moments.
Web builders are spiders which are not built to be on the ground. They are usually fragile, weak, slow, lacking grip and not able to defend themselves when out of their webs. What they lack in physical body they more than make up for with bite. In most cases, they are equipped with toxins that can kill insects quickly and in some cases these toxins are so strong they can be fatal to humans! Although data is limited and more research is needed to confirm suspicions, brown recluse spiders bites are thought to be more of a problem than currently recognized. One of the most feared spiders in the United States is the Brown Recluse Spider.
The Brown Recluse is known to bite people every year causing all kinds of health problems that can last for a year or longer. Other spiders which are known to have strong venom are black widows. They’re neurotoxins are so strong people can die if they get bit close too close to their heart. These toxins can shut down a humans muscle and if enough reaches the heart of any mammal, it won’t be able to function properly leading to a slow and painful death . There are many other spiders which may be nearly as toxic. Undoubtedly they are biting and causing health problems as doctors are labeling many wounds due to “spider bites”. Since many species of spiders need to be tested to determine their toxicity, logic dictates that any can be harmful and therefore should not be handled. Realize that they have the potential to unleash a lot of poison from their bite and that sharing your living area with spiders is not a prudent thing to do.
If you are having an abundance of spiders in and around your home and want to minimize their presence, then follow these guidelines. The author has divided them into four sections. These include 1) Outside treatments, 2) Inside treatments, 3) Attic and Crawl space treatment and 4) Miscellaneous treatments of sensitive areas. In most cases, you will need to treat in at least two areas to obtain control of the situation. Once eradicated, maintenance is suggested to prevent repopulation.
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