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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Honestly Worried about HOBO spiders....

I have now caught and contained a spider (i've been killing them in my house since i moved in... ) i really don't like spiders but have figured i was over-reacting due to my arachnophobia. Well yesterday i sprayed one, waited for it to die, and contained it.

So now i'm 99% it's a HOBO

here are the pictures... (it's about the size of a penny)





anyways...i need help getting them out of my living area as their bite is very dangerous to me AND my pets (my chinchilla Andy)


If they were poisionous i'd just deal with them 1 spider at a time but the poison part is not cool
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 03:48 PM
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OMG that spider is huge! I HATE spiders all shapes and sizes. Horrible horrible things make me cringe. I have no idea what you can do about them or what sort that is tho.
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Well i took my 'spider in a jar' to this place here in town and they looked at it and looked it up in their system and it's 100% HOBO (male)
so i bought this stuff that they recommended and they have had great success w/it too. So hope it kills them! They gave me a hand book on identifying them, keeping areas clean/non desirable for them to build nests, and how to identify bites & what to do if you get bit.

So yea, that's the story
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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What exactly is a HOBO spider?
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According to wikipedia (Hobo spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

"The hobo spider (Tegenaria agrestis) is a member of the genus of spiders known colloquially as funnel web spiders. It is one of a small number of spiders in North America whose bites are generally considered to be medically significant. Individuals construct a funnel-shaped structure of silk sheeting and lie in wait at the small end of the funnel for prey insects to blunder onto their webs. Hobo spiders sometimes build their webs in or around human habitations. Although this species of spider has a reputation for aggressiveness, they will normally avoid contact with humans. Most bites occur when the spider is accidentally crushed or squeezed by a human. The spider's venom is strong enough to cause considerable local pain and has been reported to sometimes cause tissue death (necrosis) at and near the bite (below)"
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Bleh! i hate spiders!



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Hmm... looks like some danish spiders I've got... But their not poisonus (spelled)

I don't know how big a penny is, but the guys we've got, is about 7-9 cm in diameter....

So good luck with getting rid of your spiders...

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Good luck at getting rid of them.We don't have those here.




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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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heebie jeebies...yick. Stay safe and I hope the spiders stay outside!
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