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Hundreds of brown recluse spiders invade southeast Missouri home

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 7:48 a.m. CDT; updated 11:26 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MARBLE HILL — It's almost like a horror movie — a home crawling with dangerous brown recluse spiders.

But it is a real-life nightmare for the Bockhorn family in southeast Missouri. KFVS-TV  reported that Jessica Bockhorn of Marble Hill took her two young daughters to stay with relatives in North Carolina while her husband, Darren, tries to find a solution.

Darren Bockhorn has counted more than 100 brown recluse spiders currently in the house, and traps in recent months have captured hundreds more.

The family bought the home a year ago and started noticing spiders in April. Three professional sprayings haven't helped.

Jessica Bockhorn was bitten in June but was not badly hurt. Bites can be painful, can cause kidney damage and in rare cases are fatal.


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