Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

 Brown Recluse adult spiders can have an overall length (including legs) of 1" They are typically tan to dark brown in color with a darker violin-shaped marking on top near the head which points towards the rear. They get their name from their reclusive habits; outdoors they can be found under rocks, under tree bark, in woodpiles, near utility boxes, under building siding, etc... Inside buildings they can be found in almost any undisturbed or seldom used areas including storage and living spaces. These spider bites are reported to occur when; putting on seldom used clothing, shoes or boots; when cleaning out storage areas; or even when just rolling over the spider while in bed.

 Both male & female brown recluse spiders can inject venom containing a cytotoxin through their bite resulting to necrosis or dead tissue and an ulcerating sore. The bite is usually not felt, but it may produce a stinging sensation followed by intense pain. These symptoms can be immediate or delayed 6 to 8 hours. A small blister usually appears; the surrounding bite area becomes swollen and eventually leads to an open ulcer. Symptoms may also include restlessness and fever. Healing usually takes several weeks and can result in dense scar tissue.