The brown recluse has also been known to infest attics and clothes closets.
Please wear heavy gloves when working and if you are bitten, seek medical help immediately as both bites are extremely serious. The brown recluse bite causes necrosis of the surrounding tissue, and if left untreated, has been known to cause amputation of the affected body part and even death. In the past, there have been Haywood Knolls residents who have been bitten by a recluse.
For more information on the brown recluse, go to: www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/recluse.htm
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