Brown recluse spiders are a type of spider that can be very dangerous. These spiders can bite you and carry with them venom that is toxic and will cause you harm. The toxin that is emitted can cause a wound, and if not treated properly, that wound could get infected and lead to a major medical concern, or worse. If you have brown recluse spiders in your home, there are things you can do to get rid of them. If you have an infestation of these spiders, there may be something that is attracting them to your home. Read on for tips on how to get rid of them and how you can prevent them by figuring out what is attracting them to your home.

Other Pests

Brown recluse spiders may be attracted to your home because you have other pests that are attracting them there. If you leave your outside lights on at night, other pests are going to be all over your house, which may be attractive to all different types of spiders, including brown recluse spiders. Turn off exterior lights, and if you have interior lights on at night, be sure to shut your blinds or curtains tightly to prevent attracting other pests to your home as well.

Damp/Dank Areas

If you have a lot of damp or dank areas around your home, such as a crawl space or basement, it may be an attractive space for these pests. If you can, try to remove the dampness from these areas by running a dehumidifier. You can also spray these areas often with a pesticide to help kill any pests that may be lurking around to prevent them from eventually coming out and into your home. Having these spaces dried in properly can also help prevent pests. Have your crawl space or basement waterproofed and install a pest barrier to prevent this type of issue.


If you have a lot of clutter around your home, it can be very attractive for these pests. You need to remove the clutter from your home to prevent it from attracting these and other pests that also like cluttered spaces. Spiders aren't the only ones that like the cover to protect themselves. Mice, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, and stink bugs will all be attracted to this environment. Remove clutter to prevent both brown recluse spiders and other pests as well.

If you have an issue with brown recluse spiders, the best thing you can do is to hire a pest control company to help you get rid of them properly. Clean up your home, clear out cluttered spaces, and spray often to help prevent these pests from coming to your home.

For more information, contact a local company that offers brown recluse control.