Brown Recluse Spider


Actual Size: 3/8″

Characteristics: Brown recluse spiders are often found in inaccessible areas and can be identified by the “violin” shape behind its head.


  • Passive hunters.
  • Found in moist environments such as mulch, woodpiles, and stones.
  • Attracted to light.
  • Feed on live/dead plants and bugs.
  • Do not survive long on the inside.

Brown Recluse Spider Appearance

Eight legs, 2 body parts, no wings, no antennae.

Brown Recluse Spider Diet

Spiders are predators and feed primarily on insects. Depending on the species, some spiders rely on their webs to capture their prey, while others actively hunt their prey.

Are Brown Recluse Spiders Dangerous?

Spider bites usually only occur with great provocation such as squeezing or handling. Many spiders cannot penetrate the skin and the bite of those that can, usually results in no more than slight swelling. The primary exceptions are black widow and recluse spiders.

Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

Your Connor’s Termite & Pest Control technician will:

  • Determine the type of spider.
  • Conduct a full property inspection that includes your yard, attached & detached structures, driveway and home.
  • Directly treat spider-nests outside your foundation to protect your home during the warmer months along with their food source (other insects).
  • Physically remove webs from the outside and inside of your home.
  • Seal small common entry points if they are contributing to the infestation.
  • Discreetly apply material in unfinished basements, voids and other spider-frequented areas when evidence is noted.
  • Place “sticky traps” on the interior to monitor activity.
  • Create a full report describing the treatment and how you can protect your home from further infestations including:
    • Changing the lighting around your structure.
    • Eliminate clutter inside and outside of your structure.