No, I don’t mean the one that took James Dean to eternity. I found three of these on my back porch. I assume they are indeed what I think? Picture is after bug spray sending said spider to eternity.
Yeah they’re common almost everywhere with 85F+ summer temps I think, huge range.Yup. Watch where you put your hands. Their webs have a particular look, texture so when I see that, I'm careful. Have dispatched maybe a half-dozen around various parts of the house in the past seven years.
They're not aggressive. If you consider that they're literally all over the place in the Southern US, bites and any fatalities are extremely rare. 4-8 annually in the US.
I met a guy who had the same thing on his arm - took months of treatments to fix, still had problems.Yeah they’re common almost everywhere with 85F+ summer temps I think, huge range.
I saw the most in central California when we lived there, but none on the other coast as I can recall. Seemed like I saw as many recluses as widows growing up in north and east Texas; those pack a seriouser wallop is my understanding, and the male brown recluse likes to wander despite the name. A good friend took a forearm bite from one requiring a skin graft before our final year of high school, missed the first couple of weeks of the semester. Eek