Pest company offers $300 for proof of brown recluse spider

Do you think you've seen a brown recluse spider?

A Michigan-based pest company doesn't think so, and it's willing to pay up if they're wrong.

Rose Pest Solutions is offering $300 reward if you have proof, and they'll even get rid of the spiders for free.

The company says brown recluse spiders are extremely rare in Michigan, and people shouldn't be concerned. While finding one is rare, the brown recluse has been locate din 10 Michigan counties.

Ingham, HIllsdale, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties are on that list.

Last year a brown recluse spider was found in an unheated garage in Genesee County. The spider is not usually found in the south central Midwest from Ohio to Nebraska, and south through Texas to Georgia.

An MSU entomologist just published a blog last week in response to two recent news stories about the brown recluse. The article includes photos of several spiders that look similar, as well as other facts.

You can find that post here: canr.msu.edu/news/don-t-panic-over-brown-recluse-spiders-in-michigan