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How to Avoid Brown Recluse Spiders

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 2

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Brown recluse spiders are one of the more deadly spiders found in the US. Brown recluse spiders lurk in basements and the quiet areas of your home. A bite from a brown recluse can be painful and take a good amount of time to heal; so you want to do anything you can to avoid brown recluse spiders.

In your home, don't leave crumbs or food around. Food attracts insects which in turn attracts brown recluse spiders. If you want to avoid brown recluse spiders in your home vacuum up crumbs often and don't leave the dirty dishes out. If the insects go away, the brown recluse spiders won't find dinner in your home and won't stick around. Getting rid of the crumbs around your home can get rid of other pests too, including flies, garden, and

black widow spiders.

Brown recluse spiders love to hide in a dark and quite environment. They are likely to be lurking in your garage or in the basement under a nice amount of clutter. If you want to avoid brown recluse spiders, keep your home free of clutter, or wear gloves if necessary. If you are working in the basement or in the attic, wear gloves or protective clothing.

If you want to avoid the brown recluse spider, avoid places where insects like to hang out. Keep ants and other insects out of the house. Turn off your porch lights at night if you find it necessary. Stay away from dark and quiet places where a brown recluse spider might hide. Turning off the lights at night will help you Get rid of brown recluse spiders.

If you notice brown recluse spiders, or you live in an area prone to the brown recluse spider, consider spider traps. These are sticky sweet scented traps that attract spiders and kill them. They are surprisingly effective if you want to avoid brown recluse spiders. Don't call an exterminator. An exterminator will be more expensive, and will kill the natural predators of the brown recluse spider, which can be bad news if you hope to avoid the brown recluse spider!

Sometimes it's tough to avoid brown recluse spiders all-together. If you have difficulty avoiding them, it may be time to take action and start killing them. But what works to kill brown recluse spiders? They have spider traps specifically desgined for brown recluse spiders that have a pretty good success rate. I've written articles on spider traps, as well as basic ways to kill spiders. My author home page offers tips on both these topics.



Nov 20, 2009 5:11am
I hate these spiders. I see a few of them each month and with winter coming it is more common. I highly suggest the Glue traps.
Jul 21, 2010 10:07am
I've heard they are sometimes found inside shoes (which are dark environments as well)! I always shake my shoes out before putting them on when I'm in areas that these spiders live.
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