Native habitat: Midwestern and Southeastern states
Death toll: Death from brown recluse spiders have only been reported in children younger than the age of 7 years.
Why you should be terrified of them: They attack when they feel most threatened.
Often times people believe that they have been bitten by a Brown Recluse spider when in most cases it was a different spider. These spiders are known for the violin pattern on their back and unlike most spiders, they don't have eight eyes. They are not aggressive unless bothered and seek warm, dry places. Most brown recluse usually do most of their biting in the warmer summer months.