Preventing Brown Recluse Infestations

The great majority of spiders are not a threat to humans. But the brown recluse spider is worthy of your fear. The brown recluse spider season started in Tennessee in May and will continue all summer long into September and October.

Infestations require professional brown recluse spider pest control. As a locally owned pest control company, Bug Authority has extensive knowledge of brown recluse nesting sites and makes a commitment to use the best formulations and chemistry to combat this pest. For example, we dust real wall voids, unlike some exterminators that dust only the switch plates on a wall. And we treat yards to keep brown recluses from migrating into nearby homes. But Bug Authority doesn’t recommend fogging in the summer. This application moves the spiders, which results in unnecessary spider contact.

Some DIY Hints

If you don’t have a spider infestation, here are some things you can do yourself to help prevent one:

  • Vacuum your home often.
    Vacuum spiders, their webs, and egg sacs. Pay particular attention to kitchens, bathrooms, and basements because spider’s love moisture.
  • Declutter your home.
    Spiders love to hide. Less clutter means fewer places to hide.
  • Clean up food crumbs on floors, counters, and other surfaces.
    Although spiders won’t dine on your left-overs, they do feast on pests that do. So, don’t attract these types of pests.
  • Seal entry points into your home.
    To prevent spiders from slipping inside, repair cracks, holes, and gaps in doors and windows and fix torn window screens.
  • Clean up the landscaping beside your home.
    Remove spiders’ favorite hiding places by cutting back vegetation, raking away dead leaves, etc. Move stacks of firewood away from the house.
  • Keep your outdoor lights off.
    Although spiders aren’t attracted to the light, they are attracted to the insects that are. Keep the lights nearest the house, such as porch lights, turned off.

Call Bug Authority for Brown Recluse Spider Control

Don’t forget, an infestation requires professional pest control. We are here to help. Give us a call at 615-472-1292 or click here to request a quote for service.