How to kill a brown recluse spider


One of the worst spiders to deal with is the Brown Recluse Spider.  The following information is about how to kill the Brown Recluse Spider.

How To Get Rid Of Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse Spiders are scared of you and stay hidden

The reclusive nature of a brown recluse spider seeks hiding places and shelter. Getting rid of Brown Recluse spiders will require understanding this reclusive behavior.

Brown recluse spiders are one of the two venomous spiders in North America, the other being the Black Widow that can inflict a dangerous bite.

Get rid of Brown Recluse spiders by first eliminating the favorable conditions of their hiding areas.

Look in these areas for the spider itself.  If found, we recommend spraying them with a contat aerosol.  The best is Zenprox.

Also think about getting rid of the food source of these dangerous spiders.  We recommenda residual insecticide called Suspend Poly Zone, LambdaStar UltraCap, Cyper WSP or Onslaught.  Concentrate on the perimeter inside and outside your home to be most effective.    You can also spray this inside on baseboards, in corners, under furniture and other areas where they are running. Just spraying these residual insecticides is not enough of a treatment, however. It needs to be accompanied by inspection, cleaning and dusting. We have a kit with Suspend Polyzone and Zenprox Aerosol head in one kit called the Residential Spider Kit. Use the Suspend Polyzone outside (it may be sprayed inside as well) and the Zenprox Aerosol with its crack and crevice tip is used to spray into hiding places where the liquid can not reach.

It is important to inspect, clean and exclude as much as possible and use a residual insecticide dust like D-Fense Dust. Use D-Fense Dust in all of their hiding places discussed below, such as wall voids, light switch plates, behind baseboards. This dust will stay in place 6 months to a year. There are several hand held dusters that can be used with insecticide dusts.

Besides spraying the perimeter, dust in voids, openings and cracks and crevices found on the exterior of the buiding. Dust any cracks and crevices with D-Fense Dust before sealing the openings.

Inspection and Exclusion of Brown Recluse Spiders

Always remember safety first.  Wear the proper personal protective equipment when inspecting or spraying or distributing dusts.

Remember these spiders like darkness with clutter.  Check closets and basements, garages.  They stay in boxes that you have not moved or touched in a long time.  Boxes that were packed away for storage.

Look under furniture, appliances, behind baseboards, in all corners and crevices.

Look for irregular shaped and loose cobwebs.  Their webs are used during the day only for holding eggs.  The webs are hidden and used for retreats.  These webs will not be in open areas and are not used for catching their food, Brown Recluse Spiders are hunters and leave the web to hunt their food.

Check outside around your house for sticks and debris, leaves, wood piles and rock piles and logs.  Eliminate these areas and you will eliminate the spiders as well.

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