Your woodpile pal, the hobo spider

Not to be confused with the brown recluse spider, which doesn’t live in the Northwest. I’ll spare you the details of  bites that look like a target, and necrotic tissue, and the headaches that last for weeks, and the  wee bite that becomes a monstrous crater that takes forever to heal. Instead, just check out the official guvmint word on the hobo spider, and how to be careful around your wood pile.

Link: ODA Plant Division The Hobo Spider.

2 thoughts on “Your woodpile pal, the hobo spider”

  1. It’s going well. Luckily, I didn’t find out about the hobo spider the hard (and painful) way. The thought just popped into my head one day, so I thought I’d look into it a little, and find out about their bite and how to identify. Apparently, it’s very difficult to identify them visually – but I’m going by the logic that if I see something that looks like one, it’s probably getting smashed.


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