The powerful bite of the brown recluse spider is well-documented and, consequently, when people hear of or think there is a brown recluse in the area, they leave as quickly as possible.
In Lincoln, Nebraska, the brown recluse spider has sent an entire office running as a company found itself forced to find new office space.
According to KETV-7, the Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation Office has been infested and extermination thus far as resulted in the elimination of literally hundreds of the spiders which are known to have venom equivalent to the bite of the rattlesnake.
The office supervisor said that they had planned to move the offices in the summer but the spiders caused them to expedite their schedule.
At just over an inch long with a quaint, violin pattern on its back, the brown recluse has once again served notice as one of the most feared of all spiders in the United States.February 15, 2009 – 11:36 am