Advertisement Hello again everyone, A friend and I live in Michigan, near the Michigan/Ohio border, and my friend believes that two spiders she's killed in her apartment over the past few weeks were brown recluse. She's new to the apartment so we don't yet know what its particular flora and fauna are, and it's making her quite nervous about the spiders. Now I've caught quite a few spiders in our local area and I've never seen a recluse. I'm also finding mixed opinions online about how far north they actually range; some websites seem to be of the opinion that Michigan is simply too cold for them, but others claim brown recluses have been reported in the state. My question is this: does anybody out there know if brown recluse spiders actually do inhabit the southern Michigan/northern Ohio area? I'd kind of like to be sure before I tell my friend the spiders in her apartment are most likely fairly harmless yellow sacs, which I myself have very nearly mistaken for recluses on occasion, but I haven't seen her spiders myself to be sure.