These venomous spiders often live outdoors in debris and wood piles due to their sporadically shaped webs. When they come into homes and become pests, however, they like to hide in storage areas, dark and dry recesses and have even been found in rarely used bedding, clothes piles and dressers. These spiders are resilient and can withstand months without food or water. The brown recluse spider can grow up to ¾ in (16 mm) long and prefer to walk with their legs fully extended. You can recognize them by their light brown color, fine short hairs on their abdomen and a violin-like pattern on their backs.
Bites from brown recluse spiders are rare and usually only occur when their hiding places are disturbed. Bites are not immediately painful but can be serious. Children and people with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to the effects of their bites. Call us today to get rid of your spider problem!