It’s like college all over again. Your freshman roommate is just a stranger that you’re going to be sleeping four feet away from, and you don’t even know if she’s going to try to kill you in your sleep.
Except, you know, most of the time you can find roommates on Facebook, and they don’t turn out to be 50 brown recluse spiders who probably get in bed with you.
Angela Wright of Brentwood, Texas, said she woke up with a pain in her arm and a couple of bumps on her chest and arms. When she went to a doctor, she was sent home with medication. However, a couple of days later, Wright was rushed to the emergency room because she was hallucinating.
“I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t move, and I could barely swallow,” Wright told WSMV. “They said I was forming bubbles in my lungs, which could have caused pneumonia, and they said if I would have waited a few more hours or maybe until the next morning if I would have made it, I would have had a stroke.”
The management of her apartment complex sprayed her unit, but the venomous spiders returned.
“We were finding brown recluses left and right — in our bed, in the ceiling, in the iron, in [my] shoe,” said Wright.
Naturally, Wright wanted to break her lease since living with spiders that are potentially deadly is not an ideal living arrangement.
However, the management company is being less than accommodating. She will have to give 60 days notice, which means a $2,200 fee. That’s a relatively steep price to escape a home infested with one of the most dangerous spiders in the United States.
Brown recluse spiders are found primarily in the Western and Southern United States, but — sad to say — they can pretty much thrive wherever humans thrive.
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