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BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS CAN BE A NUISANCE IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

brown recluse spider

BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS CAN BE A NUISANCE IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

The brown recluse spider is one of the spiders that reside in southern parts of the country and is one of two spiders with significant venom in North America.

This variety of spider has six eyes that are situated in three pairs arranged in a semi circle pattern -most other spiders have eight eyes.  There color ranges from light brown to dark brown.

The brown recluse spider is a nocturnal spider and search for food – like crickets, cockroaches and silverfish.  When daylight returns the brown recluse will go back to its retreat and spin an off-white color web with their prey.  The males will wander farther away than females from their hideaway and commonly will crawl into shoes, clothing and bedding.

You are most likely to find their retreats like in woodpiles, debris, under furniture, and in dark places like closets, attics and crawlspaces. The best thing to do is remove and reduce trash and rubbish from your property especially anything stored next to the house. It is advised to seal cracks around doors and access holes for electrical conduits or plumbing.

The brown recluse bite in defense – the bites are often painful and can produce an open, ulcerating sore that will require medical attention.  Other symptoms include restlessness, fever and difficulty sleeping. If you believe a brown recluse spider has bitten you, go to the emergency room immediately. While most bites aren’t serious, in some cases, they can be life-threatening.

If you have a spider infestation contact a professional licensed pest control company.

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