So I came home last week to find one of these crawling up the wall near my couch. He eventually went behind the couch, which posed a problem as I knit on my couch. I went hours without sitting on the couch and then got up the nerve to move the back of it. I was glad I did as it was sitting right on the back. I got a broom and flicked it off the couch. It ended up on the broom, which was a good thing because I was then able to take it outside. I read an article at www.king5.com warning about the Hobo Spider. Apparently it is poisonous, although it doesn't sound deadly. But I think it can make you really sick.