SPIDER pest control
In the UK, native spiders are not considered dangerous, or a threat to health but some households suffer from ‘nuisance’ house spiders, and because of common fears (arachnophobia), many require pest control.
This might freak you out, but research suggests that you are never more than 10 feet away from a spider.
Don’t worry though, most of the time they are hiding away somewhere in some crevices minding their own business.
A spider’s muscles pull its legs inward, but cannot extend its legs out again. Instead, it must pump a watery liquid into its legs to push them out. A dead spider’s legs are curled up because there is no fluid to extend the legs again.
Spiders have between two and six spinnerets at the back of their abdomen. Each one is like a tiny showerhead that has hundreds of holes, all producing liquid silk.
Although UK spiders are mostly harmless, they can still be stressful and disruptive. If you see spiders regularly around your home or place of work, it is likely that they are nesting in spaces such as loft space or cavity walls.
The most telling sign that you have a spider infestation in a building is the presence of a web (or multiple webs). Make sure that you clear away webs regularly, both to deter spider activity and so you can see when new webs have been made. One or two webs don’t necessarily suggest an infestation, but if you see lots of webs, then you should contact us to check for any spiders.
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