If you have ever had a spider problem in your home, you have probably dreaded the day that you come across a brown recluse spider. As your NJ pest control experts, we do see some cases of brown recluse spiders each year, and it’s important to contact an exterminator if you come into contact with one.
Brown Recluse Spider Habitat
The brown recluse spider, true to its name, is quite shy. They like to hide out in dark, secluded places. You might find one when you’re cleaning out the area under your porch, or you might even find one deep in the back of your closet. Either way, the experience can be a scary one.
Identifying a Brown Recluse Spider
The brown recluse spider is about a centimeter long, and half a centimeter wide. They have violin-shaped markings, and their bodies are brown. However, each spider can look a little different, depending on its age. They also have six eyes, as opposed to eight, like other types of spiders.
Fortunately, brown recluse spiders generally only bite humans when they are disturbed. However, because they are so shy, they tend to stay out of sight, so it’s easy to get bitten if you come across one while you’re cleaning out a dark area, such as a cabinet or a closet.
If you believe you have found a brown recluse spider in your home, do not try to remove it yourself. As your NJ pest control specialists, we will inspect the area, and take the appropriate measures to remove any spiders properly. Please contact us today.