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Hobo Spider | Hobo Spider

Size
Hobo spiders grow to about inch long with a leg span of up to 1 inch.


Color
They are grayish brown with dark stripes and zigzag lines. They have long, hairy legs.


Habits
The hobo spider is also known as the aggressive house spider and is notorious for biting humans with little or no provocation. Like many spiders, it injects toxic venom when it bites that leads to tissue death and a lingering open wound. If the bite is delivered in fatty tissue, the lesion can be very deep and extensive, sometimes not healing for years. The hobo spider is very common in the Pacific Northwest, and is the most likely cause of serious spider bites there. The hobo spider creates a non-sticky funnel shaped web close to the ground often near a homes foundation, under the siding or on plants and weeds. The hobo web has strings that trip the prey, which the hobo spider then attacks before it can escape.


Diet
Hobo spiders are hunters and eat any small invertebrate that touches their web.


Reproduction
The female hobo spider stays stationary in her web so the male must approach her for mating. The male bobs and taps at the funnel webs entrance in a precise pattern. If his signals are not clear, the female may attack and kill him. If the female is responsive, the male slowly adds silk to her web and gradually approaches her. After mating, he leaves in search of other females. The female produces one to four egg cases, each one holding 50-100 eggs. The female attaches the egg cases underneath outdoor objects, although occasionally in crawlspaces. Hobo spiderlings hatch in June.


Other Information
The hobo spider's web is unusual, because the funnel opening is oval and not circular. The spider has very poor eyesight which explains why it is much more aggressive toward humans then other spiders. They have to attack to eat otherwise they would die of starvation.


 

 

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Cy-Kick CS Aersol  
Cy-Kick CS Aersol
-Ready to use
-Apply as a crack and crevice treatment
-Effective against most common pests
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Microcare Pressurized/Spiders  
Microcare Pressurized/Spiders
-Ready to use
-Apply as a crack and crevice treatment
-Natural ingredients
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Victor Glue Traps S/S  
Victor Glue Traps S/S
-Used for trapping and monitoring
-Essential for spider/scorpion control
-Order by 20 ct. or by the case
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$9.95
 

Exterior


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Wisdom TC Flowable  (Bifen)  
Wisdom TC Flowable (Bifen)
-Quick Knock Down, Last 30-Days
-Mix concentrate at 1oz per gallon
-Use 2-4 gallons per application
-Application= $2.50 to $4.99
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Cy-kick CS Concentrate  
Cy-kick CS Concentrate
-Microencapsulated last 60-days
-Mix at a rate of 1oz /gal. water
-Avg. 1-3 gallons per application
-Avg. application= $3.13 to $9.36
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De-Webber  
De-Webber
-Removal of webs prevents re-infestation

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Equipment


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Nitri Solve Gloves  
Nitri Solve Gloves
-Professional Grade Rubber Gloves
-Strong Chemical Resistance
-Recommend for all treatments
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Valuline Backpack Sprayer  
Valuline Backpack Sprayer
-Durable Backpack Sprayer
-Great for around the house or commercial use
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Bug and Weed Sprayer  
Bug and Weed Sprayer
-Sturdy Plastic Pump Can
-Holds 1 Gallon
-Least Expensive Option
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