Brown recluse spiders typically live outdoors under rocks, logs, woodpiles and debris. They are also well-suited to living indoors in homes. These spiders hunt at night and do not use a web to catch prey. During the daytime they recede to dark secluded areas. The markings on their back can vary but often resemble a violin. These spiders are not aggressive and bites usually occur when they are pressed against.
Bites typically heal within several weeks, however children, the elderly and those in poor health can have a more severe reaction. If you think you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse spider you should apply ice to and elevate the bitten area and seek medical attention.