Brown Recluse Spiders

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Brown recluse spiders, identifiable by their light to dark brown coloring and distinctive dark violin-shaped mark on their backs, are unique arachnids. Unlike the typical eight-eyed spider, they feature six eyes arranged in pairs. Their size varies from ¼ to ½ inch in length.

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Interesting Facts

Brown recluse spiders are also known as violin or fiddleback spiders, a nod to the violin-shaped pattern on their back. They tend to hide in clothing and shoes left on the floor.

As arachnids, they share their classification with scorpions and ticks.


The reproductive period for female brown recluse spiders is around June or July, during which they lay 20-50 eggs in a spherical case. Throughout their lives, females can produce several such egg batches.

Web and Hunting Behavior

Contrary to many spiders that weave webs to trap prey, brown recluse spiders are nocturnal hunters. Their webs, which are irregular and disorganized, serve as shelters rather than traps and are often found in undisturbed, dry places like woodpiles, closets, and garages.


Their diet primarily consists of live and dead insects, and occasionally, other spiders.

Potential Danger

Both male and female brown recluse spiders can bite and inject venom, leading to necrotic wounds. These bites can create ulcerating sores that are prone to infection and slow to heal, posing significant health risks.

Causes of Infestation

Infestations are often attributed to the presence of conducive outdoor environments like woodpiles and rocks, which attract these spiders. They may enter homes seeking dark, secluded areas and a steady insect food source, making any such home a potential site for infestation.

Effective Control Measures

Given their venomous nature, brown recluse spider extermination is best handled by professionals. Greenline Pest Solutions offers specialized control services, utilizing expert knowledge and equipment to safely eliminate brown recluse spiders from affected properties. these and other pests with comprehensive control services aimed at maintaining a pest-free environment. Contact us for expert assistance in addressing earwig populations and safeguarding your property.

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