This one sounds as if it was taken straight out of a horror movie, but it is happening in real life. Brian and Susan Trost were forced out of their country club home in the upscale neighborhood of Weldon Spring, Missouri, after it was invaded by 6,000 venomous brown recluse spiders, KMOV reports.
The couple said that they have lived with the spiders for at least seven years, but have been unable to get rid of them. The Trosts eventually had to move out of their home and have since launched multiple lawsuits against the former owners and insurance companies. Susan Trost told KMOV that she found spiders everywhere: in blinds, ceilings, lights, fireplaces and one even dropped from the ceiling as she was taking a shower. Shwe added that “shortly after we moved in they started bleeding out of the walls”.
Now McCarthy Pest Control has assured the Trosts that they can finally take care of the problem, with president Tim McCarthy telling the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that “there’ll be nothing alive in there after this”. His services cost between $5,000 and $30,000, depending on the size of the home.
To get rid of the spiders, McCarthy Pest Control will first cover the Trost’s entire house house with a tarp in preparation for fumigating it. They will then use sulfuryl fluoride gas to try to kill the arachnids that have plagued the family for seven years.
Brown recluse spiders are not just a nuisance, but they can be a serious threat, so you really don’t want them hanging out inside your home. A bite from such a spider can lead to serious health issues and, depending on how much venom is injected, it can even cause a kidney failure. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Workers from McCarthy Pest Control cover a house in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri with a tarp in preparation for fumigating the home to get rid of thousands of brown recluse spiders.
2. They will use sulfuryl fluoride gas to try to kill the spiders that have been there for seven years.
3. Susan and Brian Trost bought the home, pictured, for $450,000 in 2007 but quickly realized it had been infested with thousands of spiders. No traps or fumigating would kill the spiders.
4. Denny McCarthy, whose son runs the pest control business, points out the violin design on the back of a brown recluse spider painted on the side of truck. The brown recluse spiders can bite.
5. The house is in a desirable spot overlooking the fourth hole at Whitmoor Country Club.
6. Company owner Tim McCarthy, seen carrying clamps, believes he can beat the spiders.
And here is a related video of another Missouri family’s struggle against
brown recluse spiders:
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