Advertisement My apologies if this is in the wrong forum, I'm new here. I had a recent encounter that I thought was interesting and thought I'd share. Three days ago I felt something itchy and found a bite similar to a mosquito bite but slightly more painful than itchy. I'd compare it to brushing up against a thorn. The pain subsided quickly and the itchiness stuck around. I didn't think much of it and thought it was probably a mosquito bite. My roommate mentioned seeing a hobo spider out and about though. Later the bite developed a very small ulcer with a crusty yellow scab on top. I discovered this while at work and thought it was atypical of a mosquito bite. I scratched off the scab and it oozed a little. As time pressed on the bite developed an odd rash around it and the skin became slightly raised and rough/hard. No swelling though. The next day lo and behold I find the hobo spider in my bedroom. I think I must have rolled on top of it while I was sleeping. I have no recollection of the actual bite. The reaction I had to the venom was minimal. The itchiness was less than a mosquito bite and if ignored and not scratched it responded well to icing. Incidentally the reaction may have been less as I am taking the prescription drug quetiapine (antipsychotic) which is also a strong antihistamine (significantly stronger than Benadryl). At this time it is only itchy if I scratch it. I took a picture of the bite for you guys. By the way, the rash is not likely an exacerbation of scratching as I have barely touched it. Sorry, I don't have a picture of the spider.