Tag Archives: Brown Recluse

Top Winter Pests Coming Our Way in Several Months

Winter Brings All The Pests InWinter is fast approaching and it’s time to hunker down and get ready for the onslaught of the winter bug and pest invasion.

It happens every year. While some pesky pests go into hibernation, others will be scouting out new winter accommodations and your home is at the top of the list.

Be prepared and aware by keeping an eye open to some of the pests you don’t want settling in for the winter.

Rodents and Wildlife

Rats and mice like dark, undisturbed places to nest. They can fit through the smallest of openings, and once they have access, can do significant damage to wiring and drywall. Like squirrels, they love to gnaw which can lead to dangerous situations.

Raccoons are larger pests that enter a home through openings or a chimney that isn’t protected with a mesh covering. They’ll make their way to the attic where they’ll make their den.

German Cockroaches

They need food and moisture and your home has both readily available.

Brown Recluse Spiders

These creepy crawlies can live in your home in undisturbed areas like crawl spaces, stored boxes in the attic, or closets that aren’t used frequently. Their bite is venomous.

Before winter rolls in full strength, call us at Allison Pest Control and let us set up a free home inspection. We have the team and the talent to make sure you don’t have unwanted guests this winter.

Brown Recluse Spiders In New Jersey

Identifying Spiders
Identifying Spiders

If you have ever had a spider problem in your home, you have probably dreaded the day that you come across a brown recluse spider. As your NJ pest control experts, we do see some cases of brown recluse spiders each year, and it’s important to contact an exterminator if you come into contact with one.

Brown Recluse Spider Habitat

The brown recluse spider, true to its name, is quite shy. They like to hide out in dark, secluded places. You might find one when you’re cleaning out the area under your porch, or you might even find one deep in the back of your closet. Either way, the experience can be a scary one.

Identifying a Brown Recluse Spider

The brown recluse spider is about a centimeter long, and half a centimeter wide. They have violin-shaped markings, and their bodies are brown. However, each spider can look a little different, depending on its age. They also have six eyes, as opposed to eight, like other types of spiders.

Spider Bites

Fortunately, brown recluse spiders generally only bite humans when they are disturbed. However, because they are so shy, they tend to stay out of sight, so it’s easy to get bitten if you come across one while you’re cleaning out a dark area, such as a cabinet or a closet.

If you believe you have found a brown recluse spider in your home, do not try to remove it yourself. As your NJ pest control specialists, we will inspect the area, and take the appropriate measures to remove any spiders properly. Please contact us today.