False Widow Spider Infestation
False widow spiders are being spotted all over England now. There have even been reports of the spiders in Scotland recently in the media.
Obviously, you do not want these spiders roaming free on your house, so it’s important that you catch any false widows that might be lurking in and around your house.
There are two scenarios that you need to think about:
We have received reports of new false widow spider sightings in various locations around the country in the past 24 hours. This has come via our contact form and also been reported in the media.
Areas where false widow spiders have been spotted in the past 24 hours include:
As always we are tracking the reports of sightings on our false widow spider map. If you see or hear of any sightings that we should be showing on our map, please get in touch using our online contact form.
There has been an undeniable rise in sightings of the false widow spider across the UK and we are getting reports of sightings daily which we are adding to our sightings map.
With the potential dangers of getting a bite from a false widow spider, the best thing that you can do if you find one in your home is to remove it safely.
Ideally you do not want to touch the false widow spider, so the “paper and cup” technique is risky, as you will have to get quite close to the spider.
Here are a couple of ideas for ways to catch a false widow spider and remove it from your home without having to come into close contact with it.
An expert talks about the False Widow Spider on BBC News