Brown Recluse Spider Control
Brown Recluse Spider Pest Control
Brown Recluse Spider Facts
This spider loves to be left alone so it prefers dark places. Although this spider is shy and not aggressive, it will bite humans when it feels threatened. It weaves its web with a very flexible, irregular, but still very sticky thread. It is only designed to be used as an egg holder or a daytime retreat. These spiders can survive up to six months without food or water. They usually keep to their lairs during the daytime and roam at night.
The violin-shaped pattern that is found on the abdomen of the brown recluse web spider is its most distinctive feature. Different from other spiders with eight eyes, the recluse spider has six eyes. It is arranged in pairs (dyads), one median and two lateral pair eyes.
Brown Recluse Spider bites, which account for approximately 50% of all Brown Recluse spider bites, are referred to as ‘dry’. This means that no venom is administered and nothing happens. Many times, the victim is unaware that he was ever bit. Most victims experience an immediate reaction to venom injections. A reddish tint develops around the bite and then it disappears in a few hours. The bite can appear no worse than a mosquito bite within the first 24 hours. However, it soon blisters in its center. In 24 to 36 hours, the blisters will open leaving behind an open, oozing ulceration.
The ulceration is usually gone within three to four weeks. If the bite is made from fatty tissue the lesion could be deep and extensive. It may not heal for more than two or three years. If the bite is not dealt with quickly, there may be skin graft, amputation, and even the possibility of bone marrow loss.