August 22, 2012

Hundreds of brown recluse spiders invade Missouri home

It's almost like a horror movie — a home crawling with dangerous brown recluse spiders.

But it is a real-life nightmare for the Bockhorn family in southeast Missouri. KFVS-TV reports that Jessica Bockhorn of Marble Hill took her two young daughters to stay with relatives while husband Darren tries to find a solution.

Darren Bockhorn has counted more than 100 brown recluse spiders in the house, and traps have captured hundreds more.

The family bought the home a year ago and started noticing spiders in April. Three professional sprayings haven't helped.

Jessica Bockhorn was bitten in June but was not badly hurt. Bites can be painful, can cause kidney damage and in rare cases are fatal.

Marble Hill, Mo., is about 30 miles west of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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