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Along Came a Spider…How To Kill Brown Recluse Spiders

One of the alarming things homeowners can experience is the discovery that they are sharing their home with brown recluse spiders. Spiders in general are one of the most hated, and often feared, pests. Compound that with the potentially dangerous nature of a brown recluse bite, and you have a situation fraught with stress and concern for safety. It is an almost immediate reaction to wonder how to kill brown recluse spiders.

Spiders 101

In the Greater St. Louis area, there are three main species of spiders that dwell inside of structures. The first is the common house spider. This is a small spider, usually no larger than a nickel, light tan in color, with no markings.  The second spider is the wolf spider. While this spider, with its hairy and menacing physical appearance, looks harmful, in actuality it is harmless. Neither of these two types of spiders bite. The third species found in our area is the dreaded brown recluse spider, which is not uncommon to find in your home or business.

What’s So Bad About a Brown Recluse Spider?


Brown recluse spiders range from the size of a dime to the size of a dollar coin. They are light tan to gray in color, with thin, spindly legs. Their well-known identifier is the violin-shaped marking on the top of the head, which is why many people refer to it as a fiddleback spider. Many people fear the brown recluse, and the reason is the bite! The bite of a brown recluse injects the victim with a protein that affects different people in different ways. Some have no reaction at all. But for an unlucky person who does react, the bite can lead to necrosis, organ failure, and, in rare cases, death.

Signs of a Serious Infestation

Brown-recluse-spidersBrown recluse spiders, left unchecked, will eventually take over the structure they are inhabiting. The ways to know that the population in your home or business has reached infestation-level numbers are:

  • You begin to see them during the day.
  • You see large numbers of them at night.
  • You find poorly-defined (abstract) webs in the rafters of the basement with empty spider body casings.
  • You find them in closets among your clothing and folded linens.
  • You find them behind pictures on the wall.
  • You find six or more in two weeks’ time.

Why Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions Knows How to Kill Brown Recluse Spiders

Holper’s is widely known throughout the industry as brown recluse experts. Many companies come to Holper’s to learn how to effectively treat this potentially deadly pest. Your benefit in trusting Holper’s is our multi-phase treatment plan utilizing the newest formulations and technologies available to professionals. Call today for your FREE consultation to bring you peace of mind about what is co-dwelling in your home. Call Holper’s today at 314-732-1413 and a member of our Customer Care Team will be happy to schedule you.

You can trust Holper’s–we know how to kill brown recluse spiders. Let us give you your home back.