Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Appearance:  The Brown Recluse is usually about 5/8” in length.  They are light brown in color and they have a leg length of about 1 ½” in diameter.

Location and Behavior Patterns: The Brown Recluse is one of the most poisonous house spiders, and a bite from one of these pests can result in a trip to the doctor’s office for some people.  If left untreated, a bite may become infected, and can result in skin tissue damage, so if you suspect a bite from a Brown Recluse, keep an eye on it, and treat accordingly.  The Brown Recluse is not an aggressive spider, but will bite if it is felt threatened.

This type of spider tends to stay in areas where it is left unbothered, but where it can find other insects for food.  It can be found indoors or outdoors, and is often located in places, such as in a garage, a basement, or in a crawl space. 

Treatment:  There are liquid treatments that are targeted towards the Brown Recluse, as well as other house spiders, too.  Regular inspection and regular treatment are the best way to manage this pest.  It is also important to limit the number of places that will attract the Brown Recluse, such as bedding or clothes that are left on the floor, and the buildup of an abundance of insects in the dwelling. 

Brown Recluse