Brown Recluse Spider Covington GA

Here at Ameritech Termite and Pest Solutions, we get calls often from homeowners who are concerned about Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown Recluse Spider

The Brown Recluse Spider is a recluse spider with a necrotic venom and is one of two spiders( the other being the black widow) with medically significant venom in North America. Their bite, like various other recluse bites, sometimes requires medical attention. The violin pattern is not diagnostic, as other spiders can have similar markings. Adult brown recluse spiders often live about one to two years. Each female produces several egg sacs over a period of two to three months, from May to July, with approximately fifty eggs in each sac. The eggs hatch in about one month. The  spiderlings  take about one year to grow to adulthood. The brown recluse spider is resilient and can tolerate up to six months of extreme drought and scarcity or absence of food. The bite frequently is not felt initially and may not be immediately painful, but it can be serious. the brown recluse  bears a potentially deadly hemotoxic venom. Most bites are minor with no necrosis. However, a small number of brown recluse bites do produce severe dermonecrotic lesions, an even smaller number produce  severe cutaneous or viscerocutaneous symptoms. Due to increased fear of these spiders prompted by greater public awareness of their presence in recent years, extermination of domestic brown recluse is performed frequently in the lower midwestern United States. Brown recluse spiders possess a variety of adaptive ability including the ability to maintain homeostasis for several seasons with no food or water. Additionally, these spiders survive significantly longer in a relatively cool, thermally stable environment.


If you have a question about Brown Recluse Spiders… or any other pest… call Ameritech Termite and Pest Solutions at 678-591-6243 and ask for me , Chris Leach. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time.

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