Desert Brown Recluse Spiders

Desert Brown Spider

If the insect world had a chamber of commerce location in southern Nevada, the desert brown spider would be on the poster. This cousin of the more known and feared brown recluse is native to a specific region of the southwest which includes southern Nevada, southern Utah, the eastern portion of southern California, and western Arizona. Desert browns are reclusive and prefer quiet, off-the-beaten-path locations for establishing their feeding and breeding territories. Like other venomous spider species, they are not naturally aggressive but will react and bite if disturbed.


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Pest Description

Desert Brown Spider

Loxosceles deserta

Color: Light Tan to Dark Brown
Legs: 8
Shape: Segmented; Oval
Size: 0.25” (Body) – 1.0” (Legs) in Length
Antennae: No
Flight: No


Desert Brown Spider Habits

Desert browns prefer the outdoors and typically congregate in large populations. Although their preference is to establish themselves in places like dead cactus, wood or rodent dens, they will spin their web in any debris-laden area conducive to catching prey. The most common manner for desert brown spiders to find their way indoors is when they are accidentally transported on clothing, towels or other physical objects. Around homes, these shy but potentially dangerous pests will live in cinder blocks, sheds and other suitable locales.

Threats Posed By Desert Brown Spiders in Las Vegas

Desert brown spiders would rather spend their time in the great outdoors, but it is not rare to find one scampering around inside a human dwelling after being inadvertently conveyed in luggage or other form of packaging. Indoors, where bites can occur, they’re likely to find their way into a dark closet where shoes make them feel safe and secure. Cluttered basements and attics are also favorite haunts. Anywhere desert browns make their home can mean trouble for humans—their bite can be serious and lead to severe tissue damage.

Desert Brown Spider Prevention

Living in the arid and beautiful desert southwest brings with it the need to be alert for household and outdoor pests which have the capability of interrupting one’s daily life in sometimes painful ways. As with many nuisance and dangerous pests, desert brown spiders prefer to be left alone but when faced with potential threats from humans they will react. Appropriate attention to lifestyle habits and exclusion protocols can be effective in preventing human/spider contact. Western Exterminator professionals are extensively trained to offer important preventative information to home and business owners about desert brown spider issues.

Desert Brown Spider Control

Desert brown spiders are particularly resilient pests requiring specific treatment to assure eradication. Unlike other problem intruders, spiders do not absorb chemicals through their legs or feet making standard treatment protocols ineffective. The best approach to eradicating Desert Brown spiders and preventing future problems with them is through professional help. At Western Exterminator, our pest control professionals resolve desert brown spider infestations using a variety of different treatment techniques, including surveillance, dust applications removal and exclusion solutions.


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