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AtticusOSullivan
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Brown Recluse Eradication
Bought an old home that is infested with these sucker's. Put glue traps down and every night theres atleast one or two stuck to them. Any ideas on how to remove them totally? Foggers? Talstar?


BiggerBear
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
It sounds like the glue traps are working?


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Clames
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
I use DemonMax, treat once per year in the Spring. No spiders, ants, roaches, or anything else.


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Gene Frenkle
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
Probably not much help, but we had a brown recluse problem when we moved into our house a few years back. We sealed off any openings in the drywall (mainly gaps around the plumbing), hired a pest control service, then put down glue traps throughout the house. Caught a few on the traps shortly after the treatment, but haven't had a problem since.


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TBoy
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
quote:

Bought an old home that is infested with these sucker's. Put glue traps down and every night theres atleast one or two stuck to them. Any ideas on how to remove them totally?


Total removal? Burn the place down.


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ChenierauTigre
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
If it were me, I would fog it with a fogger that has growth regulator in it. Then I would spray Talstar around every baseboard in the house. Then I would spray the entire yard too. If you have a crawl space, you would need to treat the entire space as well.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional pest control expert.


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idlewatcher
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
I would take the opposite approach in getting your lawn and shed treated first, then tackle the house. Limits reinfestation if the lawn is also taken care of.

ETA: My folks had the same problem, but with wolf spiders.

Cut trees back that were close to the roof, got rid of leaves and clutter around the perimeter then went full on demo on them inside.
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SEC. 593
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
Bought a house out of college with this exact issue. Hired a exterminator to spray inside and basement, but also spread a powder in the attic and a crawlspace. The powder insecticide helps because brown recluse spiders walk higher up and don't drag their bodies to move which makes just spraying not as effective. We did this quarterly for two years, and after about a year we never saw another spider.

I also sprayed every month in the yard to make sure I was covering all aspects.

The exterminator said to make sure to seal all openings as they like to move around the house depending on the season.


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FlyinTiger93
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Member since May 2010
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
Get rid of the fleshy bugs to kill the food source. They feed off of roaches, beetles, etc. No food, no brown recluse.


AtticusOSullivan
Member since Mar 2016
1359 posts

re: Brown Recluse Eradication
Thanks, alot of good recommendations here!


Wraytex
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San Antonio - Gonzales
Member since Jun 2020
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re: Brown Recluse Eradication
x2 on Demon, use Demon WP in a pump up sprayer around the house and in the utility room and water heater closet.


Polar Pop
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10473 posts

re: Brown Recluse Eradication
I see Demon mentioned quite a few times. Is this a purely external application or safe to use indoors?


AtticusOSullivan
Member since Mar 2016
1359 posts

re: Brown Recluse Eradication
I ordered some on post recommendations and it says its safe for indoor and very mild compared to many insecticides. Comes in a powder you mix up.


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