Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse Spider Phoenix

Physical Characteristics of a Phoenix Brown Recluse

  • Three pairs of eyes, for a  six eyes
  • The spider appears furry from a covering of small hairs on the abdomen
  • 1/4” – 3/4″ in length

Behavior in Phoenix

  • Prefers to dwell in organic materials outdoors and prefers cardboard indoors
  • Attracted to sources of warmth
  • Bites are rare, as the brown recluse is not aggressive, however, they are highly venomous

Phoenix Food Sources

  • Insects, woodlice and sometimes other Phoenix spiders
  • Females will eat their young as they are developing

Life Cycle

  • Eggs are laid in summer months
  • Can live up to 3 years

Related Information and Warnings

  • A large percentage of bites have mild side effects. However, depending on the type of bite, some bites can be more dangerous than others
  • Young children, the elderly and small animals are more susceptible to venom and should seek medical attention immediately following a bite

If you notice a Brown Recluse or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.