Desert Brown Spiders

About Desert Brown Spiders:

The Desert Brown Spider is commonly confused with the Brown Recluse Spider; however the Desert Brown Spider is much more common in Southern Nevada than the Brown Recluse. They can display the same violin marking as a Brown Recluse, however usually lighter in color when compared. The body of a Desert Brown Spider is typically yellowish-brown to tan in color and measure up to ½ inch in length. Bites can cause severe tissue damage, resulting in large open sores called necrotic lesions.

Where to Look for Desert Brown Spiders:

Desert Brown spiders may be found in: boxes, clothing, shoes, furniture, bedding, rubber tires, and other dark, dry, warm places. Storage areas, basements, sheds, garages, cellars, closets, are also common harborage areas. Desert Brown spiders can populate quickly. If you find one spider, chances are there are many more

Self Treatment Control Methods:

For desert brown spider pest control, keep the exterior of your home free of weeds, and overgrowth, woodpiles, construction materials, rocks, or other hiding places. Once inside the home they may be found in closets, attics, crawl spaces and basements unless all cracks and crevices are sealed preventing entry.

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