Keep Spiders at Bay With Smash Pest Control’s Brown Recluse Control Services

Seeking spider control services for your home? Spiders instill the type of fear that inspires films. That reputation isn’t completely deserved, as some spiders provide their own form of pest management by eating nuisance pests like mosquitoes and ants.

The brown recluse spider doesn’t fall into that category, though. It has a painful, venomous bite that poses a real danger to humans. If you see one in your home, you should book an appointment for professional brown recluse control services with Smash Pest Control to eliminate the threat.

The team at Smash Pest Control is committed to delivering the best in pest control management to residents in Middle Tennessee. You don’t have to deal with a spider infestation on your own. Call us for a free estimate or get in touch with us online. Trust us to help you smash your brown recluse problem.

How To Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

It’s not unusual for homeowners to seek out professional pest control as a last resort after failed attempts at DIY spider removal. But there isn’t a quick-fix solution for these eight-legged critters. Pest control for brown recluse spiders is a long-term endeavor – and taking shortcuts can only make the situation worse.

We know that what you’re experiencing may be completely different from what happened on our last brown recluse job. You can rest assured that when we come to your home or business, you won’t get a rushed inspection or a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. One of our technicians will carefully assess your property, provide a thorough report, recommend a path forward, and follow up consistently to prevent recurrences.

Brown Recluse Spider

How To Identify a Brown Recluse Spider

Brown recluses are light to medium brown in color. They can often be mistaken for wolf spiders, but they’re much smaller. One of the key differences between brown recluses and wolf spiders is their markings. The brown recluse is known for the violin-shaped mark on its back, while the wolf spider is mark-free.

If you come across a spider that you suspect is a brown recluse, don’t get closer to it to make an ID. Instead, try to snap a picture from a safe distance to show your pest control technician.

Are Brown Recluse Spiders Common in Middle Tennessee?

Brown recluse spiders are native to the United States, but aren’t widespread throughout the country. They thrive in warm, dry weather conditions, and are mostly found in the central and southern states.

If you think that sounds a lot like Tennessee, you are correct. Actually, brown recluse spiders can be found in every county in the state.

Brown recluse numbers are steadily climbing in our area. Their adaptability allows them to survive in rural and urban environments. As Middle Tennessee continues to attract new residents, it’s a bigger opportunity for these poisonous spiders to come into contact with humans.

Where Are Brown Recluse Spiders Found?

Brown recluse spiders are aptly named. They’re reclusive arachnids that want to be left alone and prefer to stay hidden, especially during the day. They can make a home in any space in your house that isn’t disturbed much.

Common hiding spots for brown recluses include:

  • Attics
  • Baseboards
  • Basements
  • Closets
  • Crawl spaces
  • Storage areas
  • Under furniture
Close up of a Brown Recluse

Should I Be Worried if I Find a Brown Recluse Spider in My House?

Accurately identifying a brown recluse spider can be cause for concern, but you can take a deep breath – you’re not on their menu.  Although these spiders are venomous, they’re not aggressive. They don’t want anything to do with you and are most likely to scurry to safety when they sense your presence. In fact, most brown recluse bites are defensive in nature.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t err on the side of caution, though. Let’s say you decide to go into your closet and dig up a pair of shoes you haven’t worn in a while. There’s a good chance a brown recluse spider has chosen to make one of these shoes its new home. Without checking the shoe, you put your foot in. Suddenly, the spider is cornered and the only option it has is to strike. It’s not biting you maliciously, but its natural instinct is to protect itself and biting is the only weapon at its disposal against a much bigger predator.

Our recommendation? While you don’t need to have immediate cause for concern if you spot one of these critters scurrying away, getting our professionals to ensure their removal is a good idea.

Evict Brown Recluse Spiders From Your Home

Brown recluse spiders don’t want to interact with humans, but they’re opportunistic pests. Our homes offer safety, shelter, and easy access to their preferred prey. When you find evidence of a brown recluse problem, don’t wait to bring in the professionals. Contact Smash Pest Control straight away and schedule a free estimate.

Together, we can keep these creepy crawlies out of your safe space. Call us now at 615-551-4029 or request your inspection online.


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