I live on reclaimed swamp land in S.E. MO. Our area is heavily infested with brown recluse spiders. I've had so many bites that people call me for advice when they get a bite. I got a small one a couple of weeks ago while I was sitting about 5 feet from my house. Tonight it happened in Wal-Mart! On top of my head! My daughter is moving to Nevada in the spring and going with them feels really tempting tonight.