Though they’re not always pretty, the vast majority of spider species you might run across are not only harmless but actively helpful as they prey on insects that may damage your yard plants. However, there are a few species of spiders that you’ll want to keep clear of if you find them in your yard and seek treatment immediately if one of them bites. Read on to find out more about what they are, and how to identify them.
1. Brown Recluse
We thought we’d start with one of the most deadly spiders; The Brown Recluse. This mid-brown spider is most common in the south and can grow to over an inch in length. They are also known by another name–Fiddleback–as they have the shape of a violin on the back of their body with the tip pointing towards their abdomen. The venom of the Brown Recluse is necrotizing, which means it causes tissue death in the areas affected by the spider bite.