Brown Recluse Spiders
Brown recluse spiders are active in March through October. They can be found throughout the Midwest, including Northern Alabama. The recluse spider can be found outside as well as inside homes, garages, sheds, wood piles, etc. They tend to be shy and nonaggressive in nature. However, their bite does have a powerful poison and because they often find their way into homes through cracks in foundations and walls accidental bites are possible. They prefer dark corners, the underside of furniture, storage boxes and believe it or not books. They tend to be active at night when they are hunting for prey.
Brown Recluse Spider Identification
The brown recluse spider has markings on their backs that resemble a violin. They are often referred to as the fiddle back spider or violin spider. One noticeable difference or characteristic of the brown recluse spider is their eyes. They have six eyes set in pairs of three, in a semicircle on the forepart of the head.
Brown Recluse Bites
Brown Recluse spider bites are venomous but reactions vary from person to person. They have been reported to resemble a pimple yet others report lesions that include blood and pus. If you have been bitten and capturing the offending insect is possible without further bodily harm, we suggest you take the specimen to your doctor for identification.
If this is something you aren’t interested in tackling yourself, contact Ecopest and one of our trained technicians will come out and capture the pest for you. We also offer Brown Recluse spider pest control services to prevent any future incidents. Call us at 256-274-1716 for all your residential and commercial pest control needs.
Areas We Serve
Ecopest currently offers residential & commercial pest control solutions in Decatur, Madison, Huntsville, Athens, Cullman, and Hartselle.