Recluse, or “Brown Recluse” spiders are highly venomous. A brown recluse’s stance on a flat surface is usually with all legs radially extended. When alarmed, it may lower its body, withdraw the forward two legs straight rearward into a defensive position, withdraw the rearmost pair of legs into a position for lunging forward, and stand motionless with Pedi palps raised. The Pedi palps in mature specimens are dark, quite prominent, and are normally held horizontally forward. When threatened it usually flees, seemingly to avoid a conflict, and if detained may further avoid contact with quick horizontal rotating movements. The spider does not usually jump unless touched brusquely, and even then its avoidance movement is more of a horizontal lunge rather than a vaulting of itself entirely off the surface.
Treatment: We recommend monthly/bi-monthly treatment to kill them and continue to keep them out of your home and off your property.