A family in Missouri was forced to move out of their new home after discovering that it was infested with 6,000 venomous spiders.
Brian and Susan Trost bought the home in 2008 and immediately discovered 6,000 brown recluse spiders inside upon moving in. After trying to get the spiders exterminated without any luck, the couple quickly moved out of the house and sued the original homeowners along with the insurance companies for not informing them of the infestation before they purchased the house.
The couple was awarded money after the initial lawsuit against the first owners, and they went on to file a claim with their insurance company. Eventually, the 2,400-square-foot home, which was purchased for $450,000, went into foreclosure, and a local extermination company says they are getting rid of the venomous eight-legged creatures.
“There’ll be nothing alive in there after this,” promised Tim McCarthy, owner of McCarthy Pest Control. “
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Experts explain that while the brown recluse spider is terrifying and will bite, it’s not necessarily poisonous.
“It’s not going to kill you, but it will make you wish you were dead,” said Jamal Sandidge at the University of Kansas.
McCarthy explains why he believes the spiders may have infested the home in the first place.
“Many times people bring them in, you can move from a house that has them,” said McCarthy. “You buy things at an auction, you have furniture in storage, many times brown recluse spiders are carried right into the house.”
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The entire extermination will reportedly cost around $14,000.