While you can’t always prevent a spider bite, you can take steps to lower your chances of being bitten.
Take note that brown recluse spiders are insect hunters. This means that they will seek out spaces where they can easily find crickets, cockroaches, and other bugs to eat.
If you live in a state where brown recluse spiders are found, you will want to protect your spaces from bugs that brown recluses feed on. Steps you can take include:
- Make sure that all your windows and doors are well-sealed.
- Keep your home clean and tidy.
- Keep your food sealed, limit where you eat, and don’t leave food lying around.
- Consider reaching out to a pest-control specialist if you can’t get rid of bugs on your own.
Keep in mind that brown recluses are most likely to bite if they feel trapped or provoked. Always shake out your clothing, blankets, and shoes before you use them.