Brown Recluse?

Asked June 5, 2020, 11:49 AM EDT

I know for sure one is a brown recluse but not sure on the smaller one.Is the smaller one a brown recluse? We have caught several brown recluse and had someone come out and spray but it seems like I’m seeing more of them since they sprayed. What can I do to get rid of them completely?

Taylor County Kentucky

1 Response

Yes, the third picture is a brown recluse. The other spider I can ID positively from the photo, but my guess is that this is an immature orb weaver. It is not a brown recluse and is not dangerous. Here's a fact sheet explaining the brown recluse and their management: https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef631