Brown Recluse Spiders

Less than 3% of the people bitten by these spiders develop the open ulcerous wound attributed to the brown recluse spider.

Brown recluse spiders are quarter-sized with a fiddle-shaped marking on the cephalothorax

Six eyes that are arranged in 3 pairs, which is distinctive because most spiders have eight eyes arranged in two rows

Can exist in high numbers, but are rarely seen

Only 13 counties in GA have confirmed infestations

Brown recluse spiders inhabit dark areas, under furniture, in wall voids, in closets

Move around at night

Controlling brown recluse spiders is difficult

Glueboards are the best tool for sampling and monitoring populations

Dusting all voids, attics, and crawl spaces