Easily recognisable by their eight legs, some people happily accept the presence of Spiders whilst others cannot bear the thought of them.
Although Spiders are mostly beneficial to our environment, many people do have an inherent fear of them, known as Arachnophobia. This causes feelings of uneasiness at the mere sight of Spiders, which in it's extreme can lead to excessive sweating, crying and panic attacks.
Thankfully, most species of Spiders found in the UK are not considered dangerous and are not pests. The few that may bite very rarely do. If bitten by a Spider, it often has very little effect on most people, while a few species can cause an exceptional reaction due to their venom.
Species of Spider
There are more than 35,000 species of Spiders worldwide, but approximately only 650 of these are found in the UK.
Several spiders are mistaken for the rather deadly Black Widow Spider. These lookalikes are often grouped together as False Black Widow Spiders. While these Spiders are venomous and their bites can be very painful, they're no more dangerous than a Wasp sting and the Spiders are non-aggressive.
Below are some common species of Spider that you may encounter in you home or business;
False Widow Spider - An established Cockroach infestation produces a lingering and unpleasant odour that taints items they contact.
Harvestman- If little water is available Cockroaches will produce brown/black cylindrical droppings, approx. 2mm long.
Giant House Spider- If water is abundant Cockroaches will produce brown and irregular shaped smear marks. Check for marks on horizontal surfaces and at wall-floor junctions where cockroaches scuttle along.
Zebra Jumping Spider- Cockroaches shed 'cast nymphal' skins 5-8 times as they mature to adults. These shed skins are usually found close to where the Cockroaches are sheltering.
M.E.S Spider Solutions
Professional Spider control is important to control a large or repeat infestation. Our inspection and monitoring service is aimed at identifying specific Spider species that may be an issue to a business and confirming those which are harmless.
Our BPCA certified technicians have expert knowledge about Spider species. We can offer advice on how to spot the early signs of an infestation, to enable quick and effective targeted treatment if necessary.
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