Susan Weich via the Chicago Tribune:
A home with prime views of the third and fourth holes at Whitmoor Country Club has been vacant for two years because of a creepy crawly problem. The home was infested with between 4,500 and 6,000 brown recluse spiders, according to one estimate. The previous homeowners abandoned the 2,400-square-foot atrium ranch after years of pesticide treatments didn't curb the invasion. The home went into foreclosure and hasn't sold, apparently because no one wanted to live with its history.
Blue-and-orange striped tarps covered the house this week as an exterminator blasted the spiders and eggs with 200 pounds of sulfuryl flouride gas, pumped in at 67 degrees below zero.