Hobo Spider Bite

Hobo spiders are also known as aggressive house spiders. Contrary to its moniker, the hobo spider is not overly aggressive. Rather, these arachnids usually defend themselves only when provoked or threatened. Hobo spiders are extremely protective of their egg sacs and will bite if they perceive a threat to their young. Oftentimes, humans do not realize that they are encroaching upon a hobo spider. This often occurs when a spider is residing in dark areas.

An initial study of the hobo spider venom reported their venom to be a medical threat that would produce necrotic lesions. Subsequent research has dispelled this, and the spider is no longer considered a medically threatening spider.

However, individuals who are bitten and have medical concerns should speak to a medical professional.