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Soon spring will have sprung, and we will need to start thinking about spring things, like tulips, Easter egg hunts, butterflies, cookouts… and brown recluse spiders. What's that you say? You'd rather not think about dangerous spiders? Well then, this article can help you. If you take these steps, perhaps you won't have to worry about these dangerous spiders once spring has sprung.
Brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa), also known as the violin spider or fiddleback, because of the violin-shaped marking on its body, can measure up to a total of 2 inches in length. They are brown (as their name suggests) or tan in color, and have 6 eyes that are arranged in a semicircle. Also, as their name suggests, they tend to be reclusive, which means that you won't see them much because they are hiding. If you do see a brown recluse, it is likely a youth or a male, since the females are the most likely to stay in hiding. Because of this, it is important to be careful when going into areas that have been undisturbed for a time. Brown recluse spiders prefer to live in secluded areas, such as attics, basements, crawl spaces, closets, areas underneath furniture, inside boxes and other out-of-the-way places. Some precautions you can take immediately include:
Some brown recluse prevention tips:
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