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7 Ways to Prevent Spider Bites

Finding spiders in your home may not seem like a huge deal, but because there are some dangerous spiders in Missouri (including the brown recluse spider), it is always best to take extra precautions when it comes to these eight legged critters. First, before you get too worried about the different types of spiders in Missouri, it is important to note that even the more dangerous spiders very rarely bite humans. It is only when they are provoked or feel threatened that they may try to bite. This is why the St. Louis pest control professionals at Rottler have put together 7 ways to avoid getting spider bites.


  1. Keep your clothing, bedding, and other miscellaneous items off the floor.

  2. If the clothes or shoes you are about to put on have been in storage for a while, shake them out first.

  3. Before going to bed, inspect your sheets, blankets, and bed skirt.

  4. Keep items in storage, even children’s toys, sealed in plastic totes with tight closing lids.

  5. Reduce clutter around the home especially in more secluded storage rooms (aka spider friendly rooms).

  6. Do not handle live spiders.

  7. Continue your scheduled pest control services.

As mentioned before, these tips are just a way to help reduce the chance of spider bites. The fact is, brown recluse spiders and many other common spiders in Missouri would much rather stay away from humans which is why we usually find them in the more secluded areas of our home like attics, garages and basements. By continuing your year round pest control services with our St. Louis pest professionals, you can bet that your home will not be filled with the webs, spiders, and other insects that tend to find their way inside over the course of the year.

To learn more about Rottler’s pest control programs including our Signature Pest Protection plan, please contact us today! We have been providing effective pest control and lawn care services to homes and businesses in St. Louis and surrounding Mid-Missouri communities since 1956.

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