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Recluse Spider Identification and Control in Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

Loxosclese Deserta
Loxosclese Deserta

Recluse spiders in Utah are only found in Washington, Utah. They are 1/4 to a 1/2 of an inch long. They are tan to dark brown in color with a darker fiddle-shaped marking behind the eyes. They also have six eyes arranged in three groups of tow.

Recluse spiders spin irregularly shaped webs in undisturbed areas. They can be found outdoors in native vegetation, pack rat dens, etc. They are seldom found indoors.

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Recluse spider bites can result in a necrotic ulcer that can take several weeks to heal. Call a physician or go to an emergency room immediately after being bitten or when symptoms develop. Bring the spider if possible for identification.

Learn more by reading our blog post: Utah Spiders: Guide to Identification and Prevention.


Loxosceles deserta


Bite results in ulcer


Nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night

Thorn Pest Services Tips for keeping recluse spiders away

How To Keep Spiders Away
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  • Reduce other insects that serve as food.
  • Prune vegetation around the building to limit the habitat.
  • Recluse spiders are rarely encountered indoors.
How To Get Rid of Spiders
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  • Vacuum individuals that enter buildings.
  • Step on, or smash individual spiders that enter buildings.

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