Brown Recluse Spider Control Toronto

Brown Recluse Spider Control Toronto

How to Identify Black-footed Spiders

  • 6 to 20 mm long 
  • Brown / tan
  • Large mandibles

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    Quick Facts About Brown Recluse Spiders

    The brown recluse features a distinctive violin-shaped mark on its upper body.

    While most spiders have eight eyes, brown recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in three pairs.

    Brown recluse spiders are relatively rare in Canada but can be found in homes and sheds nesting under furniture or debris.

    Brown recluse spiders are one of the most venomous spiders found in North America and their bite can cause serious injury to humans.

    What Attracts Brown Recluse Spiders?

    Brown recluse spiders prefer to set up their webs in dry, undisturbed areas. They favour piles of wood and other debris, and seem to be particularly fond of cardboard.

    Like all spiders, brown recluse spiders feed on insects. While they do spin webs, they also wander around at night looking for prey.

    Undisturbed sheds, garages or basements are ideal spots for the brown recluse to nest in. They generally avoid human contact, but will attack if threatened or disturbed.

    Should I be Worried About Brown Recluse Spiders?

    Brown recluse spiders are one of the most dangerous spiders in North America due to their potent venom. While rarely fatal, a brown recluse bite can typically require medical attention. Children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk.

    Fortunately, brown recluse spiders are not aggressive and prefer to avoid humans altogether. They will usually bite only if pressed against the skin, such as if they are trapped in clothes or shoes.

    In many cases, no effects are felt from a brown recluse bite, but it’s not worth taking a chance when these spiders are present on your property.

    If you notice brown recluse spiders in your space, give us a call. We’ll handle their removal safely and effectively.

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