When it comes to being out and about more frequently in Missoula's warmer weather, we are not alone!

As you enjoy the warmer early May temperatures in Western Montana by doing yard work and other spring cleaning chores, please keep a watchful eye out for one of these (look left).  The Brown Recluse, one of the most dangerous spiders in the USA, lurks in dark places like wood piles, attics, storage sheds, even discarded pop cans.  It's bite can cause serious tissue damage and even death! 

The picture may be creepy to look closely at, but it's certainly worth recognizing what kind of arachnid to avoid coming into contact with.

If you feel you may have been bitten by a Brown Recluse spider it's IMPORTANT to seek medical attention quickly!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Brown Recluse and other poisonous spiders.