All about those spiders

Mike Lucas

11/27/20221 min read

When I was in my early 20s, I got bit by a Brown Recluse on my leg. It had a burning sensation and even a slight breeze made it feel like a hundred needles were piercing my skin. A spot about the size of my fist turned black but by the grace of God it didn't rot out. After a few months it faded away. Since I have been doing pest control, I have been bit several times by Brown Recluses. Thankfully just love taps. Warnings to get out of their way. They never did much but sting a few days. Needless to say, I don't want anyone to go through what I did.

Without giving away trade secrets I do want to give you a few things you can do.

First limit the infestation outside. Keep a perimeter treatment around the outside foundation. Keep shrubs, bushes and trees off the house and as far from it as you possible can. This will limit entry points past the perimeter treatment you do.

Second monitor inside by putting glue boards around water sources, under sinks behind toilets. Everything eventually needs water so if they get in you will likely catch them there. If you catch any or if you just want to stay ahead of them game, treat in areas they will be. Remember they are recluse. Treat in dark areas like under furniture in closets, fog your attic.

If you are unsure about using chemicals and/or for the best results call a professional.