How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse

Spiders in Kansas City Truly Green Pest Control


Spiders are one of the most feared insects according to polls collected across the country. The reality is that spiders help us keep other crop destroying and house invading insects away/ they are our protectors. So why don’t we want them around? A brown recluse can lay up to 50 eggs with each able to produce many spider babies.  On top of that good news…they can inflict a dangerous bite that could cause a large legion on your skin.  Here are some ways to help keep these critters from infesting your home.


What do Brown Recluse look like?


If you are in Kansas and Missouri, then you probably have seen your fair share of brown recluse’s.  You may have seen them in other parts of the country, but Missouri and Kansas are the hot bed for these types of spiders. Brown recluse has distinct markings on its back. If you look closely then you will notice a shape of a violin on the back. We also call this spider the fiddle back. It has six eyes, and solid colored, spineless legs. 

Clean Your Home

Brown recluse has a name that means they are recluse in nature. They eat and they hide. It hides in dark places like your closet, shoes, cabinets, or even furnace room. The best way to make sure you don’t have brown recluse is to clean on a regular basis. Try not to clutter closets with clothes crammed in corners. Be careful in removing items from closets without a flashlight. The flashlight can be your best friend.  Once you have cleaned your home, develop a routine to place clothes in hangers and shoes stacked neatly vs piles of clothing and shoes in a a corner. Take it one step further by inspecting your exterior for entrances near your windows, garage, and backdoors. Caulking could be your best friend when it comes to sealing these critters out. Remove leaves in corners and gutters. Sounds like a lot of work.

What Kills Brown Recluse

Of course, you can use poisons to kill spiders, but that won’t be Truly Green Pest Control would it. However, some spiders are not to be played with when they invade our territory. There are a lot of methods out there. Some of the most natural and effective way to kill spiders include monitor traps, dust and repellents. 

  • Glue boards are very effective. As long as you placed them in safe places to avoid your animals. It is a funny site when your pet tries to shake the glue board of their paws. 
  • Diatomaceous Earth made from fossilized remains of diatoms has an effect on spiders and insects by slicing their bodies and causing them to dry out. Always read the label
  • Insecticides will kill on contact. However, you must directly spray them. If you choose that method, try vinegar instead.
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