Until a few months ago I had never heard of a Brown Recluse Spider. I actually learned about them from watching Infested on Animal Planet. This spider is found in about 19 of our states (depending on which map you are looking at), which means in affects many of us.
So here is the really bad news about this spider. It is small and looks harmless, not like the obvious great big black spiders, this one can be as small as a penny. These wonderfully terrifying spiders live in gardens, garages, love attics, and hide in dark places like SLIPPERS.
So if this wasn't terrifying enough, I want to point out how deadly their venom is, it can kill you. I am going to attach pictures of a time lapse of a mans hand. Now if this were a baby's back, he/she would probably not survive which is why I am sharing this very important information with all of you. Print out these pictures. Do some research, share with everyone in your family. Please! If you know of anyone in these states, they should be aware of how deadly this small little spider is.
The next set is a time lapse. Please note that these are some pretty graphic photos. I wouldn't show them if I didn't feel like it would stress the urgency.
This is 3 days after this man was bitten by a Brown Recluse:
By day 5 it looks like this:
And by 10 this is how this mans hand looked:
If you have to be in your attic, turn on the light and walk away for 30 minutes to let it light up and for these spiders to scatter. If you are gardening wear rubber gloves. These are such scary spiders and could have deadly consequences. Please spread the word to all of your family and friends!