Brown Recluse Spiders

These spiders tend to hide in attics and closets in Midwestern and Southern states. The spiders range in color from yellowish-tan to dark brown with darker legs. Their venom is very poisonous, causing serious wounds and infection. Worst yet, you many not feel their bite.


If someone gets bitten by a brown recluse spider, the skin turns red then it turns white developing a painful, red “bull’s eye” blister. Brown recluse spider bites are rarely deathly but you should seek immediate medical attention. If possible, you should take the spider with you when you go to the hospital, for positive identification.


Valley Occupational Medical Center


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