I found what I think may be a hobo spider in my basement today. Actually, while Michael was running around playing downstairs, Traci spotted it moving in a corner right by him. I went over to look at it and noticed the funnel-shaped web, but the spider had crept back inside and under the baseboard and I couldn’t see it. I just grabbed a can of Tralomethrin (1R,3S)3[(1’RS)(1′,2′,2′,2′-tetrabromoethyl)]-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid (S)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl ester and d-trans Allethrin (damn that sounds pretty scary) and sprayed it all over that corner. I think I’ll wait a day or so then poke around there with some long tweezers and see if I can retrieve the dead spider, just to make sure it was a hobo. Anyway, I’m really paranoid now, I keep thinking I can feel spiders crawling around on my legs. It’s strange, I’m usually not scared of bugs, but after reading about what can happen with a hobo spider bite, I’m a little (unreasonably) freaked out.

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