Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN
Q:My son-in-law swears he’s been bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider, but it’s only a slight red mark, and he hasn’t become ill. I thought their bites were more serious than this; can you shed some light on the Brown Recluse and what to look for if you think you’ve been bitten?
A: A Brown Recluse Spider bite is serious business. They inject poisonous venom that leads to itching, nausea, fever, severe pain in the area around the bite, and in rare cases, even death.
Brown recluse spiders tend to bite humans when defending themselves. However, when in close contact with human beings, these spiders feel more threatened, exponentially increasing the potential health risks associated with their presence in homes.
Found predominantly in the Midwest and southeast of the United States, brown recluse spiders are identified by the dark brown violin shape on their back. These spiders are known to build their webs in warm, dry, dark environments, such as barns, woodpiles, basements and closets, which makes home prevention key.
Here are some basic tips:
- Avoid keeping clothing and shoes on the floor and consider storing inside plastic containers.
- Shake out all clothing that has been in a hamper before wearing or washing.
- Keep garages, attics and basements clean and clutter free. If you are bitten by a spider, contact your primary care physician for medical advice.
If you have a spider infestation in your home, call the pest control and brown recluse spider exterminators today and we’ll come and inspect and treat the problem for you. Ameri Care Services offers pest control services in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet and Franklin TN. See the areas we offer our pest control services.
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