Brown Recluse Spider Control and Extermination

Aptive Environmental controls brown recluse spiders in and around homes using professional and effective methods.

Seeking help from a certified pest expert is the best way to ensure your entire home is protected from brown recluse spiders.
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Preventing Infestations

Our certified pest experts conduct a thorough investigation of your home and customize a solution specifically for your property. The year round protection plan ensures that you’ll be secure from spiders and other pests all year long. With Aptive, you’ll receive the best customer service and the most convenient, effective treatments to remove and prevent brown recluse infestations.

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Identifying Brown Recluse Spiders

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  • Where Do Brown Recluse Spiders Live?
  • How To Identify A Brown Recluse Bite
  • Symptoms Of A Brown Recluse Bite
  • What Attracts Brown Recluse Spiders To Houses?
  • Brown Recluse Behavior

    These spiders are nocturnal hunters that feed on other insects. Instead of building a web, they move around their environment searching for bugs. These spiders have been able to survive as long as six months without eating.

  • Brown Recluse Behavior (Part 2)

    Brown recluses can multiply quickly into a large infestation. They can lay as many as 250 eggs within a few months. Their egg sacs are just under an inch in diameter & appear silky. Eggs hatch in less than a month & these spiders can live up to two years.

  • How To Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders

    The best way to prevent a brown recluse spider infestation is to seal all cracks & openings leading into your home. Focus on closing holes in window frames, floorboards and around entry points for pipes, especially in the basement, attic or storage areas.

  • How To Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders (Part 2)

    Removing webs & decluttering can reduce the risk of infestation but these spiders are difficult to control without the help of a pest expert. Aptive uses the best methods to remove spiders & ensure that your home is protected for the future.

  • Brown recluse webs are often hidden because they aren’t built to catch prey like those of other spiders. Brown recluses prefer dark, hidden places, such as attics or storage spaces, where they might hide in boxes or piles of clothing. Since they mainly build webs in rarely-disturbed areas, the most likely sign of an infestation is seeing the spiders. However, they are fast runners and excellent at hiding, making it difficult to notice their presence.

  • Brown recluses are venomous spiders but they are not naturally aggressive toward humans. They rarely bite and only do so when threatened—even accidentally—by someone unknowingly reaching toward their webs or catching them moving around at night. If you think you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse, it’s important to correctly identify the bite. Bites from other spiders or insects are often mistaken for those from brown recluses.

    1. You might not notice a brown recluse bite at first because it’s not always immediately painful

    2. Minor stinging and visible fang marks are early symptoms

    3. Later, severe pain and itching can develop

    4. Other possible effects include fever, nausea or muscle pain

    5. The venom can create a small blister around the bite that might begin to spread

    The severity of the reaction varies from person to person but, if you suspect you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You can also help reduce swelling with a cool compress and clean the bite with mild soap and water.

  • Brown recluse spiders can enter a home if they are attracted by the presence of prey insects or if they are searching for places to build a web. Woodpiles, rubble and cluttered landscaping around a house are attractive hiding places. Indoors, they’ll look for boxes, piles of books or newspapers, shoes, stored fabrics and other dark, little-used areas. These locations are often in attics, crawl spaces, garages and sheds.

    Brown recluse spiders are not native to the entire U.S., but live most commonly in the southern and southeastern states. They can still move to other places within boxes or on trucks, though, and take up residence in and around homes.

    Their webs are off-white or gray in color, disorganized in shape and often built close to ground level. Once they’ve entered a home, brown recluses will hunt other insects and lay their eggs in the early summer months.

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12 Month Plan - 5 Service Appointments

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  • Property Inspection
  • Pest Protection Year-Round
  • Aptive's Protection Plans
  • Reservices as needed
After our first visit, Aptive will return the following month to rid the exterior of any surviving pests and continue to treat your home year-round. To ensure exterior treatments are convenient, customers do not need to be home while we work.
Service begins with a thorough inspection of your property by a certified pest specialist. Risk areas are identified and treated using a customized protection plan that keeps your property protected from pests year-round.
Aptive’s protection plans provide an effective solution that keeps your indoor environment protected. Using the most progressive protection plan in the industry, our comprehensive extermination services and quality treatments have made us the fastest-growing pest control service in North America.
Aptive Environmental knows that for most homeowners it’s not if the pests will return, but when. If pest return between scheduled services, we return too— at no additional cost!
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Regain Your Home

If you see one or more brown recluse spiders in or around your home, call an Aptive professional right away. Removing webs and decluttering stored items can reduce the risk of infestation but these spiders are difficult to control without the help of a pest expert. Aptive’s dedicated team use professional, effective methods to remove spiders and ensure that your home is protected for the future.

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Aptive professionals make effective pest control convenient for you.

Our treatments, customized to your home, protect you from brown recluses and other pests year-round.