All spiders are basically the same. Their head abdomen and thorax are fused together into a single body, then that carries the legs, sensory palps, the mouthpart and the fangs. This is called Chelicerae. The Cephalothorax carries a number of simple eyes which are basically an array of clear lenses. Spiders are extremely clean 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 a silk from specialised glands at the tail end of the abdomen called spinnerets, many threads are spun together which produce elaborate webs.
A local resident in Milton Keynes contacted us with concerns that a false black widow spider had nested in their property and were 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 immediately 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:-
Spiders like to settle down in dark quiet corners of man made structures and tend to avoid contact with humans.
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 one simple cause, overpopulation. Spiders are all around us all the time and if they like the habitat there population will exceed.
In very rare circumstances the control of spiders may be considered necessary. Physical control 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 simply just hoover away all spiders, webs and egg sacks.