Me and my boyfriend are on antibiotics after being attacked by what we've deduced to being a spider bite! I never knew there was anything in this country that could leave us with the horrific lumps we have (himself had to be lacerated without anesthetic!). OH was in A&E today after memory loss, dizziness and numb fingers which came on quite intensely out of nowhere.
We were sleeping in a room that hadn't been used in a long time, and after the extermination we had found a few species, most notably what seems to have been a nest of hobo spiders-Tegenaria agrestis, at the bottom of a wardrobe beside the bed. I managed to identify them after ages with Google, but very easily as soon as I saw it. Under the bed we also found two house spiders, and a white chap that was very like a daddy long legs. So of course the hobo's are getting the blame, but how could it be?!?! I haven't been able to find anything suggesting they exist in Ireland, never mind cause this much trouble. Could we be on the right track?
My friend was treated for staph (also found in boyfriends swab results) not so long ago & when I showed him the hobo he immediately recognized them as being the same as ones he recently found and killed in his attic. His house and my room are both in the countryside and had been dormant just before this happened, so could the hobo's have taken up residence in it? Is it most likely the 'aggressive house spider', or are there any other dangerous spiders in Ireland we need to know about! All I can find out is that America's hobo's originated in Europe
We're certain it was spider bite as my boyfriend was bitten first, and after the first night we swapped sides of the bed (as he was having trouble sleeping with the side his bite was on), I woke up with the same thing.