Brown Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse Spider bites can be painful and dangerous. If you suspect that a Brown Recluse Spider has invaded your space, call a professional for removal.
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Physical Characteristics

Light to dark brown, with characteristic dark brown violin markings on back.

Shape: Round
Size: 5/8 of an inch
Legs: Eigth


Brown Recluse Spiders often live outdoors in debris and wood piles. They can be found indoors in storage areas and dark recesses. Males of the species will wander into shoes and piles of clothes.

Food Source

Brown Recluse Spiders are nocturnal and eat other bugs like cockroaches and crickets.


The Brown Recluse Spider bites in defense when it is threatened. The bite is painful and can produce an open, ulcerating sore. Prompt treatment for these bites is important, especially in children. Venom from bites may cause tissue damage that can lead to serious complications.

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