Remove plastic cover by peeling the plastic sheet from the trap. Fold trap into triangle. Remove spiders from bottom floor first like basements. (Once infestation increases, they move to the second floor). Place traps in the spider’s travel path; i.e., between a finished part of the house & unfinished, near outside walls, in closets, behind furniture, behind washer & dryers. (Put several out in different spots and the ones that get the most spiders are in their travel paths) May, June & July are the mating & hatching times for Brown Recluse Spiders. When handling used traps use caution; trapped spiders may be alive & bite.