The north western brown spider or hobo garden spider (Sci. name: Tegenaria agretis) is well known inteh Pacific Northwest and is also quite common in the state of Utah. Spider bites by this garden spider are becoming recognized more often in California, which may be due to the fact that the spider is becoming better known. The hobo garden spider often causes a bite that leaves an oozing, slow-to-heal wound. Bites from this garden spider are frequently and mistakenly thought to be brown recluse garden spider bites. Keep the wound completely clean and prevent anyinfection. If the bite becomes infected or does not heal, see a doctor.