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Brown Recluse Spider Control

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If you live in the range of the Brown Recluse Spider (see Distribution and Habitat), it is always a good idea to take control methods into your own hands. Preventative measures should be taken to limit the potential exposure to the Brown Recluse Spider.

The first thing to do is think about where the most common household areas for these spiders. The Brown Recluse Spider tends to hang around drapes, bed sheets, and in shoes and dresser drawers, among other areas. Take the following steps to practice Brown Recluse spider control:

  • Before putting on clothing and shoes, make sure to carefully shake them out.
  • Shake out and inspect towels, bed sheets, blankets, etc. before using them.
  • Seal cracks in windows, doors and other areas of the house. Make sure to completely shut windows when not in the room.
  • Pull all beds a few inches away from the wall.
  • Keep under used areas of your home free of litter and debris.
  • Do not keep storage boxes or container under the beds in your home.
  • Keep items in a sealed plastic bag when placing in boxes for storage.
  • Do not keep a pile of fire wood next to your home.
 

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