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Q. Brown Recluse?
Just found this creature in our pool and we are wondering what type of spider this is? We live in Florida, outside of Tampa area if that helps.. Thanks so much for your time and help!
A.   Fortunately, that is NOT a brown recluse. I just wanted to let you guys know that the spider I asked about is a wolf spider. . We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
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Q. Is this a brown recluse?
A.   Yes. The picture shown on the top of the page is a brown reclude spider.
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Q. possible brown recluse?
I came across your website today while looking for information about the brown recluse. I was wondering if you could tell me if this spider is one or not. I'm just nervous because I have a 3-year-old daughter & we found this spider (the only one so far) in the entryway of our apartment- near her bike & toys. We live in northwestern Pennsylvania so I'm sure they'd be in the area. I'm sorry the picture is a little blurry. I put it in a baggie to show the manager & pest control at our apartment building. If it is, are there any sprays/pesticides that are safe to use around children? I know I'm probably being a little paranoid but I just don't want her to get bitten. Thank you!
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Unfortunately, the picture is a little bit blurry and the contortion of the spider does not give us a good view of the spiders physical form.

However, we do recommend that you do general spider control with a contact kill insecticide like LambdaStar 9.7% CS in conjunction with the use of glue boards. Glue boards are the best way to control brown recluse spiders and if it is not a brown recluse spider, LambdaStar will be able to kill the species on contact.

Moreover, you will be able to get rid of other crawling insects that could serve as a food source for the spiders. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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Q. can i also buy some products to kill spiders at home depot and lowers
can i also buy some products to kill spiders at home depot and lowers
A.   Of course there are products that you can purchase at local hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes. However, the products that we carry here at Pest Mall are all professional grade and will not be found at Home Depot or Lowes. If you have any questions or inquiries about spider control products, feel free to browse our spider control page, give us a call at 1-800-788-4142, or email us at info@pestmall.com.
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Q. What is the best product to use on recluse spiders
I am infested with them and afraid of spiders, I need something that won't hurt my cats as they are in door cats. I can take them outside while I spray though. Please help. Im like the other lady that can't sleep at night. Found one on the bed when I got home from work thought I had it in a cup but don't know where it went. So I closed the room and set off 2 hot shot bombs. I do use stick traps and plan to get some more but I have caught a ton of them and it is very scary. HELP
A.   We do not believe that the bombs will be very effective for recluse spiders. For brown recluse spiders, glue boards and residual concentrate insecticides are the best method of treatment. We recommend Zenprox EC. It is one of the only concentrate products we carry that can be applied as a broadcast application inside. Consider setting more glue traps out that you would expect. It may take several traps per area to catch a brown recluse. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. Brown Recluse Control
I have confirmed brown recluse spiders in my home and am trying to get further clarification on controling them. Suspend SC is the most commonly recommended spray and yet in one of the comments on your site you indicate that Zenprox EC is the only product specifically indicating Brown Recluse as a target pest. Which would you recommend? Is it known for a fact that Suspend SC will work because to be honest, I'm still catching quite a few in glue traps all over the house after applying Suspend three weeks ago inside, outside, crawling all over the attic, etc. I have over 50 glue traps all over my two story home with a walk out basement and, after three weeks of putting them down just after spraying, I have approximately 20 brown recluse.
A.   We recommend using Zenprox EC around the house. Please be sure to do a barrier treatment around the house, including doorways, windows, cracks and crevices, etc. Also, get rid of all spider webs you see.
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Q. brown recluse california
we have a lot of brown recluse in are home what should we do
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Spider Glue boards in hidden areas like the closet, attic, in cabinets, and etc are the safest ways to trap brown recluses.

Also, Suspend SC will work for Brown Recluse Spider control. It is a liquid concentrate spray that is diluted in water and sprayed on. If you are using Suspend indoors, you must give it ample time for it to dry before reentry.

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Q. how to get rid of brown recluse
A.   There is only one product we carry that has brown recluse spiders on the label as a specific target pest is the Zenprox EC. It is an emulsified concentrate that is oil-based and so we do advise that you test for staining before application on fabrics and upholstery. We also recommend setting up insect monitoring and glue traps. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. Please help with spiders?
We have been using Orkin for well over 5 months, they've sprayed as much as they can that the FDA allows.. In the past 4 days I have seen 15 spiders, FIFTEEN.. This is well over the 2 week waiting period due to our man being sick.. They've sprayed, dusted, everything! We have very bad brown recluse, wolf and grass spiders. They are relentless! For expample, ok not sure which has been which.. I pulled the covers back and 3 brown recluse in the bed, a spider crawling out of the arm of my shirt while I was wearing it, a spider suspending from my glasses, in the bathroom, ceiling, all over the living room, I just sprayed one and another came out, those two were for sure wolf spiders! I don't know what to do! They've laid glue traps and everything! I'm scared a family member or myself will get bit..I also have a teacup yorkie puppy! I'm scared for all of us! With all the treatments shouldn't I be seeing less spiders than I did before treatments started? This is total opposite.. Any suggestions? Please help!
A.   Lots of spiders in the area indicates there are lots of bugs in that area which serve as a food source for them. I would use ZENPROX EC for treatment inside the home because it is specifically labeled for brown recluse, black widow, and other spiders. Outdoors, I would use a product like Temprid SC which is a broad spectrum insecticide targeting many different pests that spiders like to prey on.
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Q. Is there a Fogger that can be effective in killing Brown Recluse Spiders?
I have read that using a fogger can actually make your problem worse, as Foggers kill the other insects yet, the brown recluse will retreat into there shell like body, living for a long time without food or water until the insecticide is no longer active? Then allowing them to feast on the other incest the fogger has killed supplying them with ample food and remove their natural predators? I have been told this is not true, my sister said foggers killed the brown recluse in her home???I have a two year old and fearful to make the situation any worse, our rented home is old and there are so many cracks and areas that prevent them from coming in. Please help with any advice!
A.   There are no foggers you can use for Brown Recluse spiders. However, we do recommend using Talstar Pro for both indoor and outdoor treatments. Brown Recluse spiders like to stay in undisturbed areas, so it would be most effective to spray in cracks and crevices. You can also use Talstar as a perimeter treatment as well.
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