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BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS

BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS

Description

Brown recluse spiders have a characteristic dark brown violin marking on their back.

Pest Facts

Color
Light to dark brown, with characteristic dark brown violin marking on back

Legs
Eight

Shape
Round

Size
5/8 inch

Antennae
No

Flying
No

Region
TX, LA, AR, OK, MO, KS, NE, IA, MO, IL, IN, OH, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA

Habits

Brown recluse spiders are nocturnal and eat other bugs, such as cockroaches and crickets. Male brown recluse spiders wander farther than females and will crawl into shoes or other clothing.

Habitat

Brown recluse spiders often live outdoors in debris and wood piles. They can be found indoors in storage areas and dark recesses.

Threats

Like the black widow spider, the brown recluse spider bites in defense and does not bite humans instinctively. They will bite humans when the clothing they are hiding in is worn. The brown recluse spider bite is painful and can produce an open, ulcerating sore.

Prevention

To avoid brown recluse spiders, avoid keeping clothing on the floor. Store clothing and shoes inside plastic containers, and shake out all clothing that has been in a hamper before wearing or washing.

 

 

All information contained within is sourced directly from the National Pest Management Association.  

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