How To Keep Brown Recluse Spiders Away
If you’re living in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, or elsewhere in New Mexico, you might have crossed paths with the notorious brown recluse spider. These venomous arachnids are known for their reclusive nature but sometimes find their way into homes. In this article, we’ll delve into what attracts brown recluse spiders to New Mexico homes and, more importantly, how property owners can keep these spiders away.
What attracts brown recluse spiders
- New Mexico’s warm and dry climate
With our hot, arid summers and mild winters, New Mexico’s climate provides the ideal environment for brown recluse spiders.
- They love dark, hidden spaces
Brown recluse spiders are shy and prefer to hide in dark, quiet areas where there is little to no foot traffic and where they can avoid predators. That’s why they’re often found in closets, basements, garages, and storage areas.
- They prey on insects that infest homes
Brown recluse spiders primarily feed on insects, so if your home has an abundance of bugs, there’s a good chance that you’ll attract brown recluse and other types of spiders.