This nocturnal (nightly) pest is identified by the Violin shaped mark on its back with eight legs for an overall size of one inch. Brown Recluse Spiders eat other bugs, like cockroaches and crickets. They tend to hide in corners, boxes, papers and in seldom used clothing and shoes in undisturbed areas.
A Brown Recluse Spider has a dangerous bite, the bite itself is like a bee sting but the outcome of the bite is painful. Within 8 to 12 hours the pain will intensify and within days an open, ulcerated sore will form with a red ring. Healing time is very slow and often leaves a disfiguring scar.
Prevention: Store outside and inside items such as winter clothing, flags, etc. in plastic bends in garages, outbuildings and attics. Even clothing on the floor is an open invitation. When pulling out items that have been stored for some time shake them out. Do not reach into dark corners. Contact us for a free inspection.