It started with just one spider.
But after the camera zooms out, it’s revealed that there are many, many more.
First, the man shows a few dozen spiders on the wall of his house. After throwing an item at the wall, the spiders scurry away.
The spiders are then seen hiding behind the bed.
It’s not clear where the video was shot.
In the comments section, people suggested drastic actions to deal with the problem.
“Quick fix. Get yourself a whole basket of gecko’s and let them loose in your house,” one person wrote.
Added another: “I can’t live or sleep in this house.. impossible.”
Said a third, “Very….slowly…. set the house on fire.”
Added one, “That apartment complex would be writing me ONE GIGANTIC check because … they would be keeping my furniture & clothes too!”
“You need to leave that apartment with just the clothes on your back and never return. That apartment belongs to the spiders,” said another.
One person attempted to offer a more reasonable explanation. “Unless they are Brown Recluse, they’re pretty much harmless to humans. Need to find out why they like your place. Where their source of food is coming from and eliminate it. If they bother you too much you can vacuum them up,” they said.
Woman Finds Spider the Size of a Plate
A gigantic huntsman spider the size of a dinner saucepan or plate was spotted in an Australian woman’s living room.
She later posted photos and video of it on social media and asked for help.
Clarke said, “Is there anyone that could remove this from my house?? I don’t have a container that big!”
Huntsman spiders are among the largest in the world.
Clarke added: “When I went near it with the phone light it [came] at me raising it fangs and legs.”
Some responded with the trope, “Kill it with fire.”
“Probably easier to burn your house down at this point,” one man wrote, according to the Daily Mail.
The huntsman spider is the world’s largest spider by leg span, as LiveScience noted.
“Because of their size, huntsman spiders are sometimes incorrectly identified as tarantulas. One way to tell a huntsman from a tarantula is by the position of the creature’s legs. Most spiders’ legs bend vertically under the body,” the site says, citing an entomologist, Christy Bills.
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Bills added that the spiders “can often be quite large and very quick.”
The Queensland Museum adds that the spiders are “harmless but evidently are responsible for vehicle roll-overs because they get inside the windscreen and move across it while a panicked driver reacts.”
“Huntsmen often place their egg sac in the well of bathtubs; the adults recover in dry periods by rest on the backs of drying towels both on the clothes line and in the bathroom. Huntsmen moult by hanging by a thread and dropping out of their old skin which is left hanging around,” the website says.