Brown Recluse Spiders

A black widow spider. Note the distinctive red hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of the abdomen, against an overall black color.Photo: Tom Myers

Spider control measures from ‘Truman’s’

March 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Spiders are not insects, and the easiest way to tell that is their eight legs instead of six. But these arachnids... Read more»
A University of California, Riverside, researcher published a paper about skin conditions that are often misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bites. 
Photo: Dr. Rick Vetter

Paper aids in diagnosis of brown recluse bites

February 22, 2017 By
Many skin conditions are misdiagnosed by doctors as brown recluse spider bites. This can lead to tragedy because about 40 medical conditions, including several deadly bacterial infections, can be confused with brown recluse bites. Dr. Rick Vetter, a retired University... Read more»
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Getting to Know the Brown Recluse Spider

March 1, 2016 By
PMP sits down for an exclusive interview with a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa). Pest Management Professional (PMP): Thanks for agreeing to meet with me. Brown recluse (BR): No worries. I hope you didn’t mind meeting me here in my... Read more»
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Brown Recluse Spiders on the Loose

July 16, 2015 By
If you’ve ever wanted to travel to Europe, now is the perfect opportunity for pest management professionals to take a trip to France and say it’s for business. Two women in Languedoc-Roussillon, in the southern region of France, were recently... Read more»
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How Fumigation Solved a Spider Problem

April 28, 2015 By
Imagine fielding this call: Your prospective customer is The Federal National Mortgage Association, aka Fannie Mae. The lending institution recently took ownership of a $450,000 residence overlooking two holes on a golf course at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring,... Read more»

Arrow Exterminators Featured on FOX TV as Brown Recluse Spider Experts

August 18, 2008 By
ATLANTA — Reports of Brown Recluse spider bites are on the rise in the southeast, although this menacing pest with the characteristic dark brown violin marking is not commonly found in this part of the country. Arrow Exterminators was recently featured on the... Read more»
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Spiders Biology & Control

October 1, 2007 By
By: Dr. ElRay Roper Successful spider management requires pest management professionals (PMPs) to practice exclusion and deliver targeted treatment solutions Spiders are eight-legged arthropods that can become nuisance pests when they are found around residences and businesses. There are an estimated... Read more»
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From the Field Editorial: U.K. Pest Control Short Course, Day 2 — The Spider Man Warns PMPs Not to Get Caught in a Web of Deceit

October 5, 2006 By
By: Marty Whitford Rich Vetter, aka The Spider Man, warns pest management professionals (PMPs) and their customers not to get caught up in a web of deceit when it comes to identifying (IDing) brown recluse spiders and their bites. Vetter of... Read more»
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Brown Recluse Spider Bites a Growing Concern

September 29, 2006 By
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Several families in Valley Head, Ala., reported severe brown recluse spiders bites, according to the local Times-Journal newspaper, which highlights a growing problem with these dangerous pests. According to Fort Payne Cook’s Pest Control Service Manager Tony Bridges, the... Read more»
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Indiana Home Found Infested With Brown Recluse Spiders

July 14, 2006 By
The Evansville Courier and Press of Evansville, Ind., recently did an article on Jamel Sandidge of Kansas University and an industry leader on the topic of brown recluse spiders. Sandidge gave advice on how to prevent and control the dangerous... Read more»
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