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Homeowner Asks Whether To Burn Down Their Property After Finding Deadly Spider And Its Babies

Charisa Bossinakis

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Homeowner Asks Whether To Burn Down Their Property After Finding Deadly Spider And Its Babies

Featured Image Credit: u/osin144/Reddit.

A homeowner is contemplating burning down their house after finding a terrifying black widdow spider and its hundreds of babies.

The Reddit user posted the bone-chilling photo with the caption: “Do I burn the place down or nah?”

Honestly, we don’t blame them as this deathly spider looks like she’s training her army of children for the next war.

That or Henry Creel from Stranger Things is infiltrating from the inside.

The post resulted in thousands of comments from users who were equally spooked. One person wrote: “School I taught had to shut down for almost a week to deal with a black widow infestation. I don't teach there anymore.”

Another said: “Someone doesn’t remember a key scene in Arachnophobia. (I assume you are being eaten by spiders now.)”

A third person commented: “I’M SURE HAPPY MY NICE CLEAN APARTMENT THAT IS NOT IN DEADLY SPIDER TERRITORY AND CLEAN OF BUGS. I AM BEING HONEST. HA. HA. HA.

While another wrote: “Man this reminds me of a time my friend put on a sweater from his closet and realised a few minutes after putting it on that it was a widow nest. Absolute horror.”

Although destroying the home might seem a little extreme, things can definitely escalate when living with a swarm of spiders.

Earlier this year, a British man disclosed that he had been bitten more than 100 times by widow spiders infesting his flat, according to BBC News.

Russell Davies, 55, was left with worrisome bite marks all over his body that initially led him to think he had developed a serious skin condition.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

However, shortly after, Davies discovered 12 female spiders and roughly 10 males loitering around his flat, and it became clear where these marks had originated from.

The 55-year-old recalled: "My support worker at the time [when he moved in] saw these things on my body, when I lifted up my shirt and showed her."

He continued: "I first thought it was my skin reacting to the treatment I had been prescribed for my eczema.”

Davies shared that the company that owns the property refused to fumigate his home or pay for treatment and only offered to clear communal areas of the apartment.

Davies, who is a chef, also said he might be forced to find another job due to the severity of the bites and the toll it's had on his mental health.

A spokesperson for the housing company said: “We appreciate how unpleasant and inconvenient pests can be and we are sorry to hear that Mr Davies is suffering with this problem.

"We are committed to resolving this problem and are speaking with Mr Davies about the steps that need to be taken to support his health and remove the spiders from his home."

Topics: News, Reddit, Animals

Charisa Bossinakis
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