There are over 650 species of Spider in the U.K. Of these native species only 12 have been recorded as capabale of biting humans and of these only 2 or 3 Spiders have known to give a significant or unpleasant bite – the Cellar Spider, Woodlouse Spider and the infamous False Widow Spider. If bitten by a spider, it usually has little effect, apart from leaving puncture marks and the area may swell and become itchy.

NHS Website Information – Some spiders bites can cause you to feel or be sick, sweating and dizziness. Bites can also become infected or cause severe allergic reaction in rare cases. Get medical help immediatly if you have any severe or worrying symptoms after a spider bite.


Have you a Spider issue in your home or business…?

Spiders in our home or work environment should not cause any alarm and they can be quite useful – spiders feed on common indoor pests, such as, flies, moths, earwigs and mosquitoes.

If you do have good cause to control spiders often a simple hoover around undisturbed areas will usually do the trick. But, remember to empty your hoover straight outside! For more serious infestations or where there’s justifiable cause we can apply a residual insecticide to help prevent a recurrence.

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Arachnophobia – 

Extreme or irrational fear of spiders, which in its extreme can lead to excessive sweating, crying and panic attacks.

(Definition – See Oxford Dictionary)

Crawling Insects

The majority of insects in the U.K have wings at the adult stage to aid transport or to enable the breeding process. However, these insects often primarily have a crawling stage with some insects being permanently wingless relying on crawling or jumping to move about. These pests are therefore often defined as ‘crawling’ when they cause a nuisance during the crawling stage or when exclusive crawlers.

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