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So we've been having some uninvited, and unwanted, guests come through our basement abode lately (we're talking up to 4 a night when they enter through unknown cracks when the sprinklers outside water their webs). Yes . . . it's the poisonous HOBO spider *shivers*. Bleh. After doing our research and determining that they are indeed Hobos (and not the common harmless grass spider of similar features), my in-laws have contacted an exterminator. In addition, we spent the entire day cleaning and vacuuming the basement, setting out Hobo spider traps, spraying spider poison along the outside foundation cracks, removing webs outside along with the wood piles and other items sitting against the house. I managed to catch, crush and flush (say THAT five times - LOL) most of the spiders, but I kept a few for my father who wanted to "have a look at them." Nothing like a good old infestation to get me to deep clean my house - LOL! I'm sure no matter how bad your day is going, it's not any worse than the Hobo spiders' day when I catch them. *SMASH* And don't come back, you varmints!