How afraid should you really be of a brown recluse (other than the general feeling of “Oh my gosh, it’s a spider! Kill it!”)? True to their name, brown recluse spiders are actually rather shy, preferring to stay in quiet, dark places where they think they won’t be disturbed. Unfortunately, those quiet, dark places can include the inside of your shoes or clothes folded in drawers, ensuring quite the surprise when unsuspecting feet slide into shoes or hands grab folded clothes. Brown recluses rarely attack, and bites usually happen only when they’re pressed against human skin – such as when you put on a shoe acting as a temporary home for one of the little critters. Of course, motivation for a bite doesn’t really matter when you’ve been bitten, but it’s good to know they’re not lying in wait to attack you.
Getting rid of brown recluse spiders is no easy task. They’re hardy little suckers, able to go six months or more without food or water, so extermination by ingesting poison isn’t typically successful. Additionally, their long-legged spider gait means their bodies don’t usually touch chemicals that normally take care of other bothersome insects – they simply step right over them. To rid your home of the brown recluse, you’re going to need a professional. Let’s face it, they might be the shyest little insects on the block, but you still don’t want them anywhere near your family, especially children. Call a pest control professional such as Richardson Pest Solutions in St. Louis to ensure you won’t find any surprises the next time you reach into your sock drawer or slip on some shoes. For more tips and information or help with your brown recluse problem, visit http://RichardsonPestSolutions.com today.