Hulett Environmental reminds homeowners of the threats posed by brown recluse spiders
Brown recluse spiders are more than just a creepy crawly nuisance – they can pose a real health threat to humans. Hulett Environmental, a pest management company servicing South Florida warns that as the weather changes and cooler temperatures roll in, this dangerous pest might be lurking inside the home.
Unfortunately, brown recluse spiders are starting to make their way indoors in search of dark places to spin their webs. It’s important for homeowners to be aware of this pest and contact a pest professional if an infestation is suspected. These spiders tend to hide in woodpiles, storage boxes, attics, closets and garages.
The brown recluse spider will bite if threatened, injecting a venom that can be dangerous to humans. Most bites cause only a small red mark or open sore on the skin, but in more extreme cases some people may experience allergic reactions.
Experts at the National Pest Management Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property from household pests, recommend storing clothing inside plastic containers and checking shoes before putting them on, as spiders often hide in them. In addition, people should wear heavy gloves when moving items that have been stored for a long period of time.
For more information on brown recluse spiders, visit www.bugs.com
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