Spider Pest Control Milton Keynes, Bletchley & Newport Pagnell
All spiders are the same. Their head abdomen and thorax are fused into a single body, then that carries the legs, sensory palps, the mouthpart and the fangs. The Cephalothorax has several eyes which are an array of clear lenses. Spiders are spotless animals; they will spend many minutes cleaning and preening themselves. This is important as they sense things through their hairs and other organs on the outside of their body and legs. All spiders spin silk from specialised glands at the tail end of the abdomen called spinnerets, many threads are twisted together which produce intricate webs.
A false black widow spider nest we removed
A resident in Milton Keynes contacted us with concerns that a false black widow spider had nested in their property and was concerned for their children as these spiders are capable of inflicting extremely painful bites. We were contacted out of regular working hours and due to the nature of the infestation responded immediately to address the families concerns and remove the nest. Please see photos below we took of the male and female false black widow spiders quickly before we removed them from the address.
There are three types of Spiders in the UK that you only really need to worry about, and they are the following:-
- False Black Widow (Steatoda) – These have glossy legs and a dark brown upper body with cream coloured patterns on its abdomen. You will often find these in garden sheds or outside constructions. If bitten its venom can cause pain and swelling around the wound.
- European Garden Spider (Araneus Diadematus) – These can range from extremely light yellow to a very dark grey, have mottled white markings across the dorsal abdomen, with four or more segments forming a cross. With three claws on each leg and their bodies are covered in short silver ish hairs. This venomous spider bite causes nausea and small swelling that can last a couple of days.
- Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) - This is a light brown or yellowish brown colour and the most tell-tale characteristic of this is the presence of a dark violin-shaped mark on it. It has necrotic venom which can cause damage to the tissues such as blisters and lesions which then can lead to necrosis although most people only experience a stingy intense pain.
Spiders like to settle down in dark, quiet corners of man-made structures and tend to avoid contact with humans.
The Problems Spiders Can Cause
Although spiders do not spread disease or damage any properties they can bite which made lead to allergic reactions and shock they can also cause phobic reactions such as hysteria or stress in humans. They are also unappealing, and some people believe this is associated with filth and neglect. Spider infestations have a straightforward cause, overpopulation. Spiders are all around us all the time, and if they like the habitat there, the population will exceed.
Spider Control Methods
In limited circumstances, the control of spiders may be considered necessary. Physical inspection of spiders by collection and removal, squashing or web destruction may be sufficient to satisfy a complainant. Insecticidal sprays based on pyrethroids may exert some control or hoover away all spiders, webs and egg sacks.
Prevention Of Future Spider Infestations
- Seal up gaps in doors and edges of windows to stop them entering.
- Keep your home clean as dirty homes attract bugs which will then attract spiders.
- Essential oils, citrus and vinegar sprays, this will deter most spiders.
- Wooden hangers in wardrobes or just Cedar Wood Furniture