Should I Be Scared Of Brown Recluse Spiders In Boston?


Should I Be Scared Of Brown Recluse Spiders In Boston?

Here in the northeast, many people take comfort in the fact that the only real downside to living here is winter snow. People don’t typically associate places like Boston with having lots of pests, especially dangerous ones. However, it is important for residents to know that pest control in Boston is just as important as in places with more dangerous, harmful pests because here, we have the brown recluse spider. Keep reading to learn how to identify this spider, why it is dangerous, and how to keep it out of your home.

How To Identify Brown Recluse Spiders

There are many types of common house spiders that invade Boston homes. Because the brown recluse has the potential to be very dangerous, you must be able to identify the spiders in your home and seek the appropriate help if needed.

  • Size: Brown recluse spiders are bigger than some of the other common house spiders you may see in your home. These spiders grow to be about 3/8 of an inch in length.
  • Eyes: Like most spiders, brown recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in pairs, one pair after another.
  • Coloring: No surprise, the brown recluse spider is brown. It can range from a cream to a dark brown. There will never be another color on this particular type of spider.
  • Body: The abdomens on these spiders have a unique shape like a violin; in fact, you may have already known this fact about them since it has made them one of the more famous spiders. 

The Dangers Of Brown Recluse Spiders On Your Property

Since the dawn of time, the fear of spiders has been a human instinct. Humans quickly realized that having a phobia of spiders could actually help them live longer because they learned the hard way that some spiders are poisonous.

Below are some of the reasons it is dangerous to have brown recluse spiders on your property:

  • Symptoms of a brown recluse bite: If a brown recluse spider bites you, seek medical attention immediately. You will start to experience increasing pain over the next eight hours, along with fever, chills, and body aches.
  • Brown recluse venom: The venom in these spiders is extremely potent. It works by destroying cell membranes, which leads to the breakdown of skin, fat, and blood vessels. When this happens, necrosis sets in; this is when the skin around the bite begins to die.
  • Possible death: Without medical attention, it is entirely possible to die due to a brown recluse spider bite.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders

The best way to get rid of spiders in your home is to contact a professional. Even if the common house spiders in your Boston home are not dangerous, spider bites almost always hurt. It is especially important to seek professional help with a brown recluse infestation because of the danger their bites pose. Pest control companies are more equipped to deal with pests that threaten human health and safety. Additionally, without the right tools or proper knowledge of how to locate every insect, you will be unable to exterminate your entire infestation completely. 

How To Keep Brown Recluse Spiders Away From Your Property

Here at Urbanex, we have over 25 years of experience safely exterminating entire brown recluse spider infestations in Boston homes and properties. Our expert technicians know the best way to get rid of spiders because they are armed with the skills and tools to do so safely and effectively. We tailor our home pest control and commercial pest control services to your specific needs, and our products are safe for you and your pets — but not for the spiders. If you are struggling with a brown recluse infestation (or any other kind of infestation from common house spiders), don’t wait until the problem gets worse — call us today!

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