This spider infestation in the bedroom is the stuff of nightmares

Not likely with so many spiders scurrying around the bedroom:

“Shall we burn the house down?”

A mother in Australia found what can only be called too many spiders in her daughter’s room.

– ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2021

Claudia Domrose made the creepy discovery on Tuesday in her daughter’s room in Sydney, Australia. She shared the footage with her friend Peta Rogers, who went viral after posting the video on Twitter, local media reported.

“Are you moving out now? Shall we burn the house down? ”Domrose joked with her daughter in the clip that has now been seen millions of times on social media.

The spiders are believed to be Baby Huntsman.

According to the Australian Museum, the arachnids eat insects and other invertebrates and are “known as the hairy so-called ‘tarantulas” on house walls that scare people by scurrying out from behind curtains.”

Their looks are worse than their bite, according to the museum, which recommends a cold pack to relieve pain and “get medical attention if symptoms persist”.

Robert Raven, an arachnologist at the Queensland Museum, said the infestation in the viral video was likely caused by rain after a heat wave.

“Spiders look for milder environments in terms of heat and humidity,” Raven told ABC News of Australia. “It’s usually good in a house. Usually there is some water nearby and they are attracted to it. “

As for the spiders in the clip, Domrose said they disappeared within a few days. Her daughter slept in the bedroom, she told 9 News, but outside of the place where the infestation occurred.

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