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Help! What If I See A Brown Recluse Spider In My Manteca Home?

June 17, 2023

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Brown recluses are not welcome spiders in our Manteca home. These spiders are found everywhere, worldwide. They are mostly feared because they are venomous spiders. So, if you see one in your home, seek professional pest control in Manteca.

You should not take the presence of brown recluse spiders in your home lightly. Besides these creatures being poisonous, their presence in your home may mean other insects may have infested your house. This guide looks at how to identify and eliminate these dangerous house spiders. Call Next Generation Pest Control for safe and professional spider elimination.

How To Identify A Brown Recluse Spider

Loxosceles reclusa, or the Brown Recluses, are spiders similar to the black widow, not for any good reason, other than its bite can lead to life-threatening or severe symptoms. Unfortunately, this spider is widespread in Manteca. To know if the spider you have seen in your home is a brown recluse spider, look for the following characteristics:

  • Uniform coloration: The recluses have uniform dirt-like, darker, lighter, or tan brown bodies. They have no mottling, bands, or stripes on their legs.

  • Violin Mark: Recluse spiders have violin-shaped marks on the upper part of their cephalothorax.

  • Eye Pattern: The recluse spider has six eyes, not eight like other spiders.

  • Fine hairs: Recluses have fine hairs, not spines like most spiders.

If the spider in question has most of the characteristics above, it is likely to be a brown recluse spider.

The Symptoms Of A Brown Recluse Spider's Bite

Brown recluse spiders in Manteca rarely bite people but will bite you if you disturb them. You may not know this spider has bitten you because their bites are painless. However, the following symptoms indicate that a recluse spider has bitten you:

  • Pain (after some time)

  • Ache

  • Bruising

  • Pain in the muscles surrounding the bite

  • Swelling

  • Abdominal, leg, chest, and back pain

  • Blister

  • Difficulty sleeping or restlessness

  • Chills

  • Vomiting

  • Dizziness

  • Fever

  • Rash 

If you experience severe symptoms, it is best to contact your doctor immediately.

Natural Spider Prevention Tips For Manteca Homes

Using toxicants to kill pests in your home is not effective. You can try the following natural methods to keep spiders at bay.

  1. Plant spider-repellent plants: Plants like citronella, eucalyptus, mint, and lavender produce smells spiders hate.

  2. Destroy or seal their hiding places: Recluses are typical house spiders that like hiding in piles of dirt or leaves, woodpiles, under rocks, creases, cracks, dark corners, or the ceiling.

  3. Destroy their webs: You can discourage spiders from infesting your home by constantly destroying their webs.

  4. Dispose of garbage properly: Spiders like dirty places, so by disposing of waste correctly, the spiders will not find a place to hide and eat.

  5. Declutter and clean your house: Make sure your home is clean and has only the items you need. Remove any fixtures, pieces of furniture, shoes, and other things you don't need.

The above tips are good at discouraging spiders from invading your home but cannot stop them from visiting you occasionally. The best way to keep spiders away is to call pest control experts.

Quality Pest Control Makes The Best Spider Control

Some sprayers contain solutions that can harm you and your loved ones. These solutions are also harmful to the environment. When you notice brown recluses or any other spiders in your home, don't struggle to kill them using sprayers.

The best solution for live spiders is to call Next Generation Pest Control. We offer the best home pest control in Manteca. Call us today for a free estimate or inspection.

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