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The Sneaky Places Brown Recluse Spiders Like To Hide In Your Home
Brown recluse spiders are most active from March to October and tend to inhabit dark, dry, and warm areas within your home, especially if it is susceptible to insect infestations.
These spiders, with violin-shaped marks on their backs, can enter your abode through poorly sealed window gaps, underneath doors, or cracks in the floors, walls, and foundation.
Once inside, brown recluse spiders will gravitate toward places with little foot traffic, such as closets, cupboards, and storage boxes, along with any items stored in them.
Other hiding spots may include behind wall art, among books, in window wells, or behind the toilet. Brown recluse spiders may also hide under the stairs or the furnace.
Though poisonous, these spiders rarely bite. However, it is best to exercise caution and shake out bedding, clothes, and shoes before using, wearing, or cleaning them.