top of page
  • Writer's pictureMichael Zawadzki

The Truth about Brown Recluse Spiders

When most people think of spiders that can pose a threat to humans, they probably think of the black widow, which is infamous for its red hourglass marking and painful bites. But a different spider species, known as the brown recluse, can pose serious health threats, too. This spider is less familiar to many Americans because, as their name suggests, they prefer to remain out of sight. However, many homeowners encounter brown recluses more frequently in the fall months, as they enter our homes seeking shelter from the colder weather.