Have you ever wondered if that spider in the corner of your closet is a brown recluse? Here is all the information you need about these spiders in order to prevent an infestation and protect yourself and your families from their venomous bites.

First of all, brown recluse spiders are not native to New Jersey. However, they are often transported into our state on package trucks and in boxes and bags from other states where they live naturally. You will know it’s a brown recluse by the dark violin-shaped marking on their back.

The biggest problem with the brown recluse spiders is their venomous bites, though they will only bite if they are cornered, handled, or inadvertently disturbed. When bitten by one of these spiders, each person will have a different reaction; many people will only experience a minor reaction depending on how much venom was released and the sensitivity of the individual. Symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite may occur immediately or take some time to develop. The most common reaction to these bites is a small red mark that will heal normally. However, for some people, the bite can create a small, white blister that may become hardened and turn a dark blue or purple color. In more serious cases, symptoms may also include sweating, nausea, fever, and chills. For some, the site will start to swell up as the tissue becomes damaged and create an open crater that may take a long period of time to heal and leave scarring.

  • Now For Some Brown Recluse Spider Prevention Tips In New Jersey:
  • Seal off any crevices in your foundation and exterior walls
  • Inspect firewood, packages, boxes, and bags before bringing them into your home
  • Shake out bedding and clothing before climbing into bed or putting the clothing on
  • Wear protective gloves when working outdoors with wood and debris
  • Inspect items that are not used frequently like baseball gloves, skates, hats, and boots before using them

Most importantly, you will need to get help from a professional pest control company that is experienced in dealing with spider infestations. For spider solutions in New Jersey, contact us at ChemTec Pest Control! We can keep spiders from taking over your home and eliminate the insects that attracted them to your home in the first place. Our professional technicians will locate, identify, and eliminate all of the spiders in your home as well as provide preventative year-round control services to control all of your other common household pests. At ChemTec Pest Control, we pride ourselves on our ability to help people solve their pest problems using natural and organic solutions when possible. Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your spider or other pest problems!