What you need to know about Brown Recluse Spider Treatments

Updated February 17, 2021

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

While all spiders have fangs and venom, did you know there are only two spiders in the U.S. that are considered to be a serious medical threat? Black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. In this post, we will focus on brown recluse spiders, also known as the violin spider, fiddle-back spider, or even just the brown spider.

When you spot these spiders in your Memphis home, we know you want them out ASAP. They pose a serious threat to your family. Here’s how the team of experts at Foundation Pest Control handles brown recluse spider treatments.


First, our team of pest control specialists must determine the level of infestation. We will look for all areas in and outside of your home that are conducive to brown recluse activity, check for spider webs, and track down other evidence. After this inspection, we will develop a treatment plan.


There are a number of treatment options to eliminate brown recluse spiders inside your house. One of the most common treatments is the application of a dust inside wall voids that will eliminate the spiders hiding in the voids. To do this, we must move furniture and take wall plates off but don’t worry; we will put everything back where it belongs after the treatment.


Brown recluse control is a lengthy process, so don’t expect results overnight. Our team will apply glue boards in strategic locations around your home to monitor brown recluse activity and ensure the treatments are working.

Perimeter Protection

When addressing a brown recluse infestation in your home, it’s vital to also treat the outside of your house. Perimeter treatments will prevent new spiders from coming in and replacing the spiders that were eliminated. This also prevents future infestations from taking root. The permitter is the most important area for proper pest control. This area includes the exterior walls, foundation walls, landscaping, garage door seals, and voids underneath the structure, and so on. Once the perimeter of your home is properly treated with EPA-approved products, the treatments will work to repel and eliminate bests before they have the chance to get inside your home.

Spider Bite Prevention

As our team works to eliminate spiders in your house and prevent new spiders from getting inside, we also help you prevent spider bites by offering guidance in brown recluse spider bite prevention, including:

  • Keep clothing off the floor
  • Remove bed skirts
  • Make sure bedding doesn’t touch the floor
  • Keep rooms uncluttered 
  • Vacuum under furniture regularly 
  • Shake shoes and clothing before you wear them
  • Carefully inspect all items taken out of storage 
  • Don’t miss any scheduled pest control appointments

If you or a family member does get bit, apply ice to the bite and seek medical care. Brown recluse spider bites often have an ulcer or blister in the center.

Need Brown Recluse Spider Treatment?

For help eliminating brown recluse spiders or any other pests from your home, count on the experts at Foundation Pest Control. We have been serving the Memphis area for more than 20 years. Our company is family-owned and operated, and we are so confident in our services that we offer you a 100% guarantee. Contact us today, and let’s develop a plan to keep your home pest-free so you and your family can live comfortably and at peace. We look forward to hearing from you!