There are certain pests that your Panama City Florida pest control specialists know strike fear in the hearts of those who come across them. The brown recluse spider is an excellent example. 

Every year, there are around 300 incidents involving brown recluse spiders that are reported. That isn't a huge number, but it does indicate that they seem to enjoy living in Florida. If you do happen to come across one, it's important to know what you can expect. 

About the Brown Recluse Spider

Brown recluse spiders have long, reddish brown legs, and the females and males are around the same size – 7 – 12 mm. These pests got their name because of their tendency to spend a lot of time by themselves. They're often found in dark places, hiding out. They only bite when they are right next to the person's skin. 

About Brown Recluse Spider Bites

The bites from these pests are very painful. They typically occur when a person puts on a piece of clothing where the spider was hiding. They often bite the thigh area, or the upper arm. 

The symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite include: 


*Pain and swelling


It can take some time to heal from a brown recluse spider bite. The cells in the area often die off, leaving scar tissue behind. 

Get Help From Panama City Florida Pest Control

It's never a good idea to try to handle a brown recluse spider on your own. Contact us for professional help.