I hate spiders and I know I'm not alone. I especially hate the ones with long legs and I really hate the ones that bite. Brown Recluse spiders fit both those categories and their bites are on the rise.

I was bitten by a Brown Recluse a few years ago. I was lucky I was healthy and didn't have any reactions, but I still have the scars to prove it and it could have way worse.

Brown Recluse spider bites are on the rise and can be deadly for some.

Doctors warn if bitten, children under 12 years old need to see a doctor immediately to test for hemoglobin in the blood.

If an adults is bitten they may suffer from fever, rash and muscle pain.

All of which can be life threatening to adults and children.

Brown Recluse spiders like dark areas such as closets, boxes, cupboards. They will also hide in mattresses, blankets, and clothing.

It's recommended that you shake blankets, clothes and your shoes before you wear them- you know, just to be safe.

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