Brown Recluse Spiders Return as Fall Settles In

(Missourinet) Fall in Missouri brings cooler temperatures, colorful foliage, and a rise in brown recluse spiders.

The Missouri Department of Conservation says the brown recluse becomes more widespread this time of year. They can be found in attics, basements, and outdoors in wooded areas. Their bites are rarely fatal, but they can cause infections and scars. Brown recluses are also known as violin spiders, because they have a violin-shaped mark on their body.