Brown Recluse Spiders

As the temperatures change and we change wardrobes our chances of encountering Brown Recluse Spiders increase.  

As the name implies these spiders prefer undisturbed areas in out of the way places, like boxes in attics, closets or basements where we store winter clothes in the summer and vice versa. 

To minimize the chances of a spider bite carefully inspect the outside and inside of boxes before unpacking as well as checking inside winter shoes or boots. 

When repacking securely tape the boxes closed and store away from the wall to limit secure hiding places for spiders.  Remember to keep these tips in mind when getting down or restoring the holiday decorations also.