Spiders force family from of upscale Missouri home

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WELDON SPRING, Mo., AP) — Thousands of venomous brown recluse spiders forced a suburban St. Louis family from their nearly half-million-dollar home.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/ZToLma) reports Brian and Susan Trost bought the Weldon Spring home in 2007 for $450,000 and discovered the spiders soon after moving in. Susan Trost says the spiders were everywhere, including one she had to dodge as it fell from the ceiling and washed down the drain as she was showering.
The Trosts sued the home’s former owners and their insurance company in 2008 and were awarded more than $472,000 in a 2011 civil trial, but they never collected.
The former owners declared bankruptcy and the insurance company refused to pay. The Trosts eventually abandoned the home, which overlooks a country club golf course and now is in foreclosure.