It’s hard to think of a critter that inspires as much hyperbolic hysteria as the brown recluse spider. They’re pretty much universally hated. If you believe the tales, these small arachnids are biting people all day, every day, producing massive, stinking flesh-craters that require months of intensive care and perhaps a prosthetic appendage. Sometimes, it seems these spiders have nothing better to do than hunker down in dark corners throughout North America, waiting for tender human skin to present itself. Though there are strands of truth in the hype, on the whole, it’s bunk.
Posting this as counter to more inflammatory articles about Brown Recluse bites being on the rise. Please be cautious but keep in mind that spiders, on the whole are GOOD THINGS TO HAVE AROUND.
Good to know. Many things that are mistaken for brown recluse bites.