Comments & ID Thoughts
Found this crawling across my kitchen floor. I killed two others like it about a month ago, also in the kitchen.
A couple of people I've asked were quick to say it's a brown recluse. From my research, I'm debating between a recluse and a male southern house spider. I live in Texas. I know it's rare to see a recluse come out of hiding but I was told by my pest guy that I may have caught it while it was hunting prey.
I have a toddler who is the kitchen often so a brown recluse concerns me, although perhaps they aren't as scary as the media makes them out to be?