How To Protect South Carolina Homes From Brown Recluse Spiders

February 25, 2019


There are many types of spiders in the world, and most of them are actually harmless. A couple of types of spiders are dangerous, though, and it’s important to be especially careful to look out for them. One dangerous spider is the brown recluse. Preventing brown recluse spiders from entering your South Carolina home should be a top priority, as their bites can cause serious medical concerns.

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Why Brown Recluses Get into Your South Carolina Home

Brown recluses are common in South Carolina. Our warm, humid climate provides the ideal environment for them to thrive. However, when the weather gets too hot or too cold they sometimes seek shelter inside to avoid the extreme temperatures.

They will often enter homes while searching for food. Since they eat insects, their presence in your home could be an indication of another pest problem. If brown recluse spiders find a food source, as well as a secluded place to live, they may decide to stay. These spiders prefer dark, quiet areas with a lack of traffic. Cluttered basements or storage rooms, as well as rarely used cupboards or cabinets, are favorite spots for them.

Brown Brown Recluses Get into Your South Carolina Home

Any small opening can become an entry point for a brown recluse spider to get into your South Carolina home.

In order to prevent these spiders from getting inside, consider doing the following:

  • Seal all cracks in your foundation.
  • Fill gaps around your windows and doors.
  • Check your siding for any gaps or holes.
  • Cut vegetation back so that it doesn’t touch your home.
  • Remove lawn debris and keep your grass cut short.
  • Store wood a safe distance from your home.
  • Make sure you don’t have another pest problem in your home that could act as a food source.

To be entirely sure that your home is protected from the threat of brown recluse spiders, give Spencer Pest Services a call. We will inspect your home to determine whether or not you have a current problem. Then we will work on elimination and exclusion techniques to keep your home free of dangerous brown recluse spiders, as well as the pests they feed on. From prevention to elimination, we’ve got you covered! Contact us to learn more about our residential pest control solutions.




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