Brown Recluse Spiders
A brown recluse spider can range anywhere from light to dark brown. Their backs have a violin marking that is darker brown.
The body of a brown recluse spider is approximately 5/8-inch.
A brown recluse spider is nocturnal. Crickets, cockroaches, and other similar bugs are their main diet. They will not bite a person unless they are provoked and then it is a bite of self defense. If someone is bit by a brown recluse, they may not notice it for a few hours. When they do notice the bite, it will look like a pale blister surrounded by red. A day later, they may have a fever, suffer convulsions and nausea, and will feel weak. Female brown recluse spiders do not venture too far, whereas males could end up in your shoe.
Brown recluse webs look disorganized and are near ground level in homes, barns, and basements. They prefer dark areas.