Don’t Fear the Brown Recluse Spider (Seriously)

If you live in the United States, you’ve probably heard of brown recluse spiders. While it’s true the venom of brown recluse spider can cause nasty necrotic lesions in some and could potentially be deadly for a small portion of the population, it’s pretty unlikely that any of the sensational stories you’ve heard about brown recluse spiders are true — even if they happened to your dad’s cousin.