Originally Posted by ambrosia
Well......at least they can't fly. A friend of mine was bitten by a brown recluse on his arm, the site started to, I don't know..rot? he had to have it cut out. blech. But yeah, thanks for the good news Robin, my daughter found a spider on the corner of the ceiling a couple days ago and wanted me to "get it". I knocked it down with a broom, and then it disappeared, it was crawling around on the broom bristles, and then.....I don't know where it went. It was light brown and about the size of a quarter.....this isn't freaking me out or anything
Oh really, is it happened in SC?
SC isn't in brown recluse spider range, except for far western part of state.
When you see brown spiders, it could be house or common spiders that aren't brown recluse spider. Next time, if you see brown spider so try to catch with tweezer and put in heavy duty plastic bag with sealed so use magnifier to inspect if it has violin on body. If it is true so you need to be alert if you see several more so get out of house and call pest control, you have to sleep in family or relative's house or sleep in hotel until spider problem is eradicated.
There are no brown recluse spiders in our house, even Alabama is in brown recluse spider range and I inspected all brown spiders, none are recluse, they are house spiders.