Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

The Brown Recluse Spider is not an established species here in Southwest Florida or in Florida, but physicians have diagnosed a few bites in Florida. Its natural habitat is along the Mississippi River, especially in Northwest Arkansas and Southern Missouri. The Brown Recluse Spider is identified by its distinctive dark violin-shaped marking located on the head and thorax. This Spider is a light tan to deep reddish-brown in color and ¼ to ½ inch long.

The Brown Recluse Spider if seen is usually in very undisturbed places like sheds and barns that are almost never used, parts of garages or storage areas that are almost never dealt with, parked cars, decking, unused closets, unused beds, or a place that contains a supply of insects for its food source.

The Brown Recluse Spider is shy and only bites humans when trapped in clothing or a person rolls over on them or gets in direct contact with them. The bite from a Brown Recluse Spider is usually not noticed and no pain is noticed for 2 to 3 hours. A blister will arise at the site of the bite, followed by inflammation. Eventually the tissue around the bite will die, leaving a sunken sore. Healing may take a long as 6 to 8 weeks or longer. As with any insect bite, if you develop muscle pain, nausea, sweating, difficulty in breathing, or blistering at the site of the bite. Seek medical attention immediately.

Collier Pest Control’s Spider treatment will eliminate unwanted Spiders and their webs for a period of 6 months. We will treat all the areas Spiders will cling and make webs such as; the eaves, soffits, doors, windows, gutters, garage, construction décor changes in the walls, and your pool cage. We can keep your home as pristine clean as the day it was built.