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Did You Just Find a Brown Recluse Spider? How to Know for Sure


The brown recluse spider is venomous. Know that many spiders are harmless, but brown recluses are an exception. These spiders have venomous bites that can become a medical emergency in some cases. How do you know if you have this type of spider in your home? Learn more about identifying brown recluses and when to get pest control services.

Brown Recluse Spiders in NJ

Brown recluses don’t make their home in NJ, but several other spiders do. House spiders, jumping spiders, and wolf spiders are much more likely to show up in your NJ home.

Physical Appearance

Brown recluses are easily confused with other spiders that have a brownish coloring. A brown recluse has a noticeable dark brown violin-shaped marking that other spiders don’t have. They also have six eyes rather than eight. This includes a pair in front and one pair on either side. Brown recluses have light-colored legs without any markings on them and grow to be around 3/8 of an inch long as adults.

Brown Recluse Web

Identifying brown recluses by webs is difficult, since they typically build them out of sight. If you see a web in your home, it most likely belongs to a different kind of spider. You also have a low chance of seeing a brown recluse. They usually stay in hidden areas, such as closets, where they’re hard to see.

Allison Pest Control the Brown Recluse Spider Exterminator

If you need pest control services for any kind of spider, contact Allison Pest Control. We can help you identify the spiders in your home and eliminate them for you.

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