A common spider that will crawl into residential homes this fall is the hobo spider. Hobo spiders often get mistaken for the brown recluse spider, but they are significantly different when it comes to size and other characteristics. The hobo spider has a pattern of yellow markings on its abdomen; however, this spider is so small that you may need a microscope to see the markings. The hobo spider is typically a brown spider with solid brown hairy legs and back. It measures roughly 5/8ths of an inch to 1 and 3/4s of an inch in length. Hobo spiders can be somewhat alarming or disturbing due to their ability to run fast across the floor. Hobo spiders spin a funnel shaped web and they are nocturnal. A-Tex Pest Management will eliminate the presence of hobo spiders in your home and keep them away for good.
What Happens if a Hobo Spider Bites You?
Hobo spiders are known sometimes to be the aggressive house spiders and will bite you. Many people do not realize they have been bitten by a hobo spider until after the fact. However, the area that was bitten will turn red very quickly. This wound will usually heal up in a few days, but in more serious cases the bite of a hobo spider will blister and fill with puss and become quite painful. After about 24 hours, the puss filled blister will pop and an open sore will be exposed. This open sore can take up to months to completely heal. There are many different symptoms that are accompanied by the bite of a hobo spider which include nausea, severe headache, joint pain, disorientation, confusion, sweating, muscular weakness, dizziness and other ailments. Hobo spider bites are no fun, so if you suspect that hobo spiders are inside of your home, contact A-Tex Pest Management today.
Are Hobo Spiders Attracted to Clutter?
The more clutter you have lying around your home the greater chance you have of a hobo spider making itself at home. Clutter creates more areas inside of your home for hobo spiders to hide out. Inspect the inside of your home. Get rid of any magazine piles, newspapers, cardboard and other items that have piled up over time. Do not leave clothing lying on bedroom floors. Hobo spiders love to hide inside of clothes, and will bite you if they feel threatened, which they will if you pick that clothing up and begin to put it on. Take the time to organize your home, purchase proper storage bins and store items neatly and tightly away. Decluttering your home is a great way to eliminate not only hobo spiders but many other household pests that enjoy and are attracted to clutter inside of your home. Avoid using cardboard boxes as storage as hobo spiders love cardboard. Instead, invest in plastic bins with tight fitting lids.
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If you find that hobo spiders will simply not leave you or your home alone, contact A-Tex Pest Management today, our technicians are skilled and experienced when it comes to keeping hobo spiders away from your home for good.