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3 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Desert Recluses

The climate of Las Vegas welcomes visitors from all over the world to enjoy the sun and the various attractions the city has to offer. However, the hot, desert climate also lends itself to being the perfect home for a variety of unwelcome pests. 

One pest no one likes to see in their home or business is spiders. A few different species of spiders you might come across lurking around your Las Vegas home include black house spiders, daddy long legs, and wolf spiders. One particularly nasty creature to deal with is the brown recluse spider, also known as the desert recluse spider. 

These spiders are typically less than a half inch big and are identifiable by their brown color, hairy body, and violin shaped marking on its back. 

Bites from these spiders are painful and can lead to bigger wounds if not treated. 

If you start to see signs of a spider infestation in your home, the experts at Las Vegas Pest Control are here to help! Follow these three tips for preventing desert recluse spiders in your home and don’t hesitate to contact us for your Vegas pest control needs. 

How to Keep Desert Recluses Away

Seal Openings

One of the best ways to keep all kinds of critters out of your home, especially desert recluse spiders, is by sealing off any openings they could sneak through. Make sure any entrances to your home (windows and doors) are sealed with weather-stripping or door sweeps. 

Fix any cracks in the exterior walls of your home that are big enough for spiders to crawl through. Remember that brown recluses don’t get much bigger than half an inch, so any small crack they can easily squeeze through and make your home their own. 

Know Their Preferences

Brown recluse spiders like to live in warm and dry spaces, so pay attention to those areas in and around your home. Wood piles, storage spaces, and furniture crevices are preferred spots for them. 

Thankfully, brown recluse spiders also have some dislikes. Most spiders, including brown recluses, don’t like strong smells like eucalyptus. Planting eucalyptus, lemongrass, basil, or rosemary near entrances to your home is one way to keep spiders at bay. 

Don’t Make Them Comfortable

Like you, a spider wants a warm and dry home with plenty of food around. So, in a yard full of tall grass and woodpiles, brown recluses are likely to find a place to make a web and an abundance of insects to capture in those webs.

An easy way to ensure that spiders stay far from your home is to keep your grass cut short and things like woodpiles far away from the entrances to your home. 

Las Vegas Pest Can Help Prevent Brown Recluse Spiders

Keeping your whole home pest free will tell spiders they aren’t welcome there either.

If you do see spiders crawling around your home, especially brown recluse spiders, the best thing to do is call the professionals. Our team has a ten-point plan to get pests out of your home fast. 

We guarantee you’ll love our services, so contact us today for a free quote on your pest control needs. 

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