spider-brown-recluse Scientific Name: Loxosceles reclusa

Brown recluse spiders are dangerous spiders with necrotic venom, meaning that when bitten, the tissue around the bite dies and festers. These bites are scary and need medical attention immediately. The venom of a brown recluse contains hemotoxins which destroy red blood cells, prevent clotting and cause organ and tissue degeneration. For this reason, brown recluse spiders should be regarded with the utmost caution. Professional spider control keeps your family safe from these treacherous spiders so you can have peace of mind once again.

General Information:

Brown recluse spiders have a violin shape to its body which is the first noticeable trait and the second are that their 6 eyes are arranged in pairs with one pair central to the other 2 pairs on either side. These arachnids are a big fan of clutter and like hiding deep in wood piles, garbage, laundry but their absolute favorite is cardboard since it mimics the feel of decomposing bark, where they enjoy nesting naturally outdoors. These spiders leave their webs at night to go hunting for other insects. Humans generally come in contact with them at night while the spider is hunting or as they are rummaging through piles where the spider is hiding.
Biology: Their kind of venom is essentially a digestive venom, and once injected into a human it remains in the area of the bite for a very long time, killing and digesting the cells in that area. The result can be an open, ulcerating sore that cannot seem to heal, opening the pathway for an infection that could spread to other parts of the body.

Signs of an Infestation:

Brown recluse spiders are no larger than ¾ of an inch in length and typically found in warmer regions of the south, however they have been spotted in other parts of the US as well. The most likely evidence of a brown recluse infestation is the spiders themselves. They have a 1 to 2 year life cycle and are content to hide in their webs during the daytime. Their webs are in dark corners or crevices and weaved in a disorderly array of sticky fibers. Shed skins, called moltings, are other signs of their presence. If you suspect a brown recluse infestation, you need immediate spider control fast.


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