Spiders are creatures that haunt the nightmares of most people and are just plain creepy-looking when you get right down to it. No creature should have that many legs and anyone that has ever gone to a haunted house knows that there are bound to be spider webs there. Just looking at spiders and imagining one crawling on you makes most people shiver in fear. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to discover you’ve had not just one but dozens of extremely dangerous spiders traipsing all over your body while you were asleep. Well, one woman didn’t have to imagine what this would be like because she actually experienced it.
Angela Wright woke up one night to find her arm hurting like hell and some bumps on her chest and arms. Not thinking too much of it at the time, she went back to sleep only to wake up the next day feeling even worse. While Wright went to the doctor’s and was prescribed medication, she had to be rushed to the emergency room just a few days later when she began to feel like she was hallucinating. Wright claims she couldn’t move or walk, and could barely even swallow. She was told at the hospital that bubbles had begun forming in her lungs, which would have likely led to her getting pneumonia. Her illness was the result of multiple bites from brown recluse spiders. It’s lucky she went to the hospital when she did, as they later told her that if she had waited a few more hours or even till the next morning (if she lived that long), she would have had a stroke.
After she notified her apartment of the infestation, they sprayed her unit, but the deadly spiders soon returned. She found almost 50 spiders in her apartment, scattered throughout the entire place. “We were finding brown recluses left and right, in our bed, in the ceiling, in the iron, in her shoe,” said Wright. After deciding to up and move out of the infested apartment, Wright asked for the complex to let her break her lease considering the circumstances. However, they said the best they could do was give her a 60-day notice, meaning she would still have to pay for two more months rent if she left, despite the dangerous conditions she was living in. Unfortunately, Wright will have a difficult time fighting against this, as it apparently takes more than having dozens of brown recluse spiders living in your home to make it legally uninhabitable.
Have you ever dealt with a spider infestation? What kind of spider was it and were you worried for you and your family’s safety?