Make Sure Brown Recluse Spiders Don't Get Into Your Oklahoma City Home

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One of the most dangerous spiders common to our area, the brown recluse, can be a challenge to even find and identify, let alone deal with once you have. These arachnids prefer solitude and stealth, weaving their webs in dark, seldom disturbed places. When they end up inside people's homes, this can result in some unfortunate accidental run-ins, and when a person or a pet triggers their fight or flight response, they can inflict a painful and dangerous bite. If you want to prevent this potential hazard from taking root within your Oklahoma City home, then you've come to the right place.

How To Tell If It's A Brown Recluse In Your Oklahoma City Home

Brown recluse spiders remain very true to their names. You'll rarely see them due to their propensity for complete isolation, but when you do, you can recognize them by their brown coloration and a very subtle black violin-looking mark on their back.

Another tell-tale differentiation in their appearance is the arrangement and number of eyes. Brown recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in three rows of two, unlike other spiders, although you're unlikely to see one long enough to count. They like to make their webs in out-of-the-way places, such as under deck patios, in the backs of attics, basements, or garages, inside old boxes or furniture, in potted plants, or even in linen closets and old laundry. It can be rather anxiety-inducing to know that all you have to do to get bitten by one of these powerfully venomous spiders is reach into one of their unexpected hiding spots.

How To Identify A Spider Bite

If you have been bitten by a brown recluse, it's important to seek medical aid immediately. The brown recluse packs a powerful venom, and although it tries not to waste much of it on humans, every case varies. People have different sensitivities to their venom. For most people, a bite will not hurt immediately. You may not even notice when it happens, but it will eventually leave a large red welt around the raised white center where the fangs punctured the skin.

Are Brown Recluse Spiders Dangerous Enough To Kill People?

Although a brown recluse bite can be incredibly painful, they don't usually use enough venom to kill a healthy adult. In fact, the majority of bites don't even leave scars. However, the bite wound will still become inflamed in most cases. This can become very painful and itchy and can eventually result in a breakdown of the tissue surrounding the bite. This necrosis can be quite alarming and will require some medical attention to treat properly. In rare cases, people can be allergic or have some other highly sensitive reaction to the venom, resulting in rashes all over the body, joint pain, and severe nausea. Overall, these spiders are dangerous enough to be worth actively removing from your home.

Can I Get Brown Recluse Spiders Out Of My Home On My Own?

If you've noticed any brown recluse spiders in your home, remain calm, and remember that they're more scared of you than you are of them. Their fight-or-flight instincts can lead to a painful encounter, especially if you're actively trying to catch them and remove them yourself. That's why it's best to partner with a professional. When you reach out to Guaranteed Pest Service of Oklahoma, you're getting the very best in pest control. Not only will we take care of the present problem, but we'll also establish comprehensive prevention measures to ensure that another one never arises. Reach out to us today to learn more about how to eliminate spiders and the pest prey they hunt from your home.

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