reply to post by MagicaRose
I hate spiders and the Brown Recluse is the worst experience I ever had. 2 yrs ago during my Internet radio show I caught a glimpse of something
coming over the edge of my desk. I bunch of legs. The instant I saw it I moved my hand from the desk and it was already at my hand. The front legs
touched it but I was too quick to give it a chance to bite me. Anyway, I tried not to let the audience know what I was going through and let my guest
speak away. Meanwhile this friggen spider was at the edge of the desk sizing me up wondering how the hell I got away. I knew if I didn't do something
quick it would jump onto my lap and get me. It looked pissed to tell you the truth. Scared the bleep out of me. Something wasn't right about this
dude. Never seen such a nasty looking thing. So with my right hand I moved a tad to keep it occupied while my left hand grabbed my pack of smokes. I
squashed it. Shaken I decided after the show to check out what kind of spider it was. Turns out it was a male adult brown recluse.
Anyway, the brown recluse spider is super fast. Very, very, very fast. It has 6 eyes as opposed to other spiders who have eight eyes. The body is no
larger than half an inch but the legs are friggen long.
One was hidden under the facecloth that was draped over the bathtub faucet. I nearly moved the facecloth but thought otherwise. Anyway, I turned to
undress as my tub was running and then heard a huge splash. All I could see in the water was a mass of legs. Again, another friggin brown recluse
spider. I ended up buying spider traps (sticky things) and also a Brown Recluse First Aid Kit online.
First Aid Kit and glue traps.
If you capture one in a glue trap do not attempt to touch it.
Apparently these guys are not suppose to be here in Saskatchewan. They are from southeastern USA but have been moving quite a bit!
If you suspect you may have them, and need to enter a room, it is best to turn on a light 30 minutes before entering to let them know you intend to be
If the guest bed hasn't been slept in for a while, I would check the bed out thoroughly before using it. Also, try to keep blankets from touching the
Now I have been bitten by a wolf spider before. The next day I had a line up my arm and had to be rushed into the hospital for a needle.
The brown recluse venom is different. It does not travel in your blood stream. There is one image I cannot forget. I found it again and will share it
9 or 10 days later
Now I have heard that a brown recluse was put into a container with a black widow spider to see which one was deadlier and would win. A couple of days
later the black widow was dead. The brown recluse managed to kill it by lunging at it to bite it.
I have also heard that people have made the mistake of calling a hobo spider a brown recluse.
Now these guys are not suppose to be aggressive, according to what I have read. My first incident I had was pretty freaky since it sought me out to
attack me. There was a reason for this. It was not a house spider to begin with but came in from the outside. My husband removed a chimney from a wood
stove. He sealed the roof and reshingled but never closed the ceiling hole yet where the rafters were. It come in from there and then explored the
inside and found me. So it came after me. This freaked me out more than anything.
There are many sites with information on them. This is just one.
In our home I have encountered the wolf spider, hobo spider, brown recluse spider and some other ones I am not sure about. I often wonder if the hobo,
recluse and wolf have been interbreeding or not because I am seeing some different kinds of spiders lately which look like crosses.