Where to look for them
Brown Recluse spiders range from Alabama and Tennessee west to southern Texas and north to Nebraska. Within this range they may be found outdoors living in debris piles, under logs, stones, bark and in utility boxes and vehicles.
Brown Recluse spiders have adapted to living indoors in dark storage areas including closets, attics, basements and crawl spaces. Preferring stacked items and clutter, they may be found in boxes, papers, furniture and clothing.