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Bed bug

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Spiders

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Flies

Silverfish

Carpet Beetles

There are over 600 species of spiders which are found in the UK.  Most spiders are not dangerous.  The few that may bite very rarely do.  If bitten by a spider, it often has very little effect on people, while a few species can cause an exceptional reaction due to their venom.  Many people have a fear of spider (Arachnophobia).  This results in feeling scared at the sight of spiders, when extreme this can lead to sweating and even panic attacks.

Professional spider control is important to control a large or repeat infestation.  Our NPTA certified technicians have expert knowledge about spider species and we can offer a quick and effective treatment.

In general, spiders can be found in dark, secluded areas, both in your home and garden.  Most spiders produce webs and this is the best way to identify if spiders are present in your home or business.  Look for spider webs.  The size and shape of spider webs vary by species.  Some are round shaped, while others are a funnel.  Some spider species live in burrows rather than webs, while others are free range and take hide in crevices.  Some species of spiders are attracted to moist environments.  Check your walls, sheds and other damp locations.  Others can be found in places such as attics, the corner of a wall and ceilings, cupboards and storage boxes.  Spiders fee on ants, flies and other spiders, so where there is a plentiful supply of other insects, spiders will be found.

As the temperature drops in Autumn, spiders become more active, looking for a mate, and come out of their hiding places.  Spider eggs are laid in a sac, on average about 100 eggs in each sac, which may be fixed to a surface, hidden in the web or carried by the female.  Signs of the sacs fixed indoors indicate that soon there will be more spiders around.

The vast majority of spiders, found in the UK are harmless.  Although False Widow and Yellow Sac Spiders are found in Britain.  Adult False Widow Spiders are not naturally aggressive towards people.  They only bite as a defensive measure if they feel threatened.  Bites may result in localised pain, tingling and small swelling around the bite, sometimes more serous symptoms can occur as an allergic reaction to the spiders venom.  A yellow sac spider’s bite is sharp and painful and causes swelling, pain or numbness at the site of the bite, followed by sweating and nausea lasting for up to 2 days.