Brown Recluse Spider Bites Need Medical Attention

Don't Get Stung
Don’t Get Bit

Brown recluses are spiders that range from light to dark brown and measure up to a half inch long. While they do some good by eating cockroaches and other pests, their bites can be serious.

Brown recluse spiders bite people when defending themselves. Both the males and females are capable of inflicting venomous bites that need prompt medical attention. In most cases, these bites aren’t painful when they occur, but they tend to cause pain and stinging up to eight hours later. If you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse, the bite typically shows up as a small blister that eventually turns into an ulcer. This results in skin damage that can quickly spread unless you seek care. You might also have a fever and restlessness. Without treatment, you can suffer serious skin and nerve damage.

These spiders are usually found outdoors, but they can enter your home and find places to hide, such as inside closets or basements. They refer to stay in dark, quiet areas where they’re not likely to be disturbed, such as clothing piles or storage boxes. If you see these spiders in your home, don’t hesitate to have Monmouth County pest control experts remove them. This helps reduce the risk of being bitten.

Keep brown recluse spiders out of your home and away from your family. Contact our Monmouth County pest control professionals to get rid of these harmful pests.