The population of false widow spiders in UK has increased drastically. They seek shelter in attics, basements, garages and can easily make their webs in your home.
Since false widow spider is one of the most venomous species on the island you should seek professional help as soon as you see one.
Panther Pest Control provide professional spider control in London and have availability even for same-day emergency treatments. We offer discretion and individual approach to anyone who wants to get rid of spiders.
- We can come with a non-branded van to neighbourhoods in London and nearby areas outside the M25 zone.
- We are available all week, including same-day treatments, bank holidays and weekends.
- Our spider extermination complies with COSHH (Control of Substance Hazardous to Health) regulations and the products used are safe.
- Our FULL spider removal service comes with a 3-month guarantee during which you can receive two free spider treatments if needed.
- You can rely on our customer service centre 24/7
- All spider exterminators working for us are certified and experienced in providing outstanding pest control services.
- You can save money if you combine the spider pest control with some of the other crawling insects treatments we offer, such as bed bugs control for example.
Spider Disinfection and Sanitation
Request a sanitation for your home after a spider control at special rates. The cleaning procedure is most efficient when completed 5 days after the spider extermination and the insecticides have settled down.
For better comfort and prevention of health risks, you are able to schedule a pest disinfection with us. If you do so, a professional will spray your entire property with am effective biocide. This procedure guarantees 99.99% effectiveness in eliminating all traces the spiders might have left before the extermination.
Our Spider Treatment in Detail
- Property Check: We will send a spider exterminator to perform a full property inspection before starting the treatment to ensure all infested areas will be treated. In most cases, the inspection and the treatment are done in one visit.
- Applying Treatment Solutions: We use highly effective control substances to ensure full spider extermination. If the problem is severe, we will use spider fumigation technique, which means spraying with insecticide wherever there is a sign of infestation.
- Treatment Effect and Advice: We advise you to leave the spider insecticide to work for at least 5 days before hoovering and wiping the treated areas. We will also give you tips for spider prevention in your home or office in London and how to stop any infestations in the future.
Facts About Spiders
If you have a spider infestation on your hands, it’s likely because of your home’s high levels of humidity.
Common female house spiders usually deposit about 250 eggs in a single sack of silk, which has a flask-like shape and is brown in colour. A single female spider can produce roughly 17 such sacs during her lifespan, bringing the total egg count to more than 4,000, of which only 1% survive and actually hatch.
False widow spiders arrived in the UK in 1879 from their native Canary islands. They have brown bulbous abdomen and cream markings which sometimes look like a skull.
False widow spiders are the most venomous spiders in the UK. Their bite can cause swelling, anaphylactic shock or even death.
Spiders eat more insects than birds and bats combined. They have a very important role for the ecosystem, as they’re pollinators, natural pest controllers and recyclers of dead animals and plants.
Spiders spin silk but not all of them make webs. Moreover they don’t spin new silk threads every time. They recycle their old threads by eating them.
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Spider Species And Appearance
When it comes to spiders, there’s an abundance of diversity: 109 families and over 40, 000 species of eight-legged crawling freaks. At least spider scientists are never bored. And there are a lot of spiders which find man-made structure quite homey. The brown recluse, the wolf spider, the harvestman and the yellow sac are such spiders.
The harvestman is the most avid fan of household living. It has long legs and small body. It is probably the skinniest spider in existence. If Vogue magazine had a spider issue, the harvestman will always be on the cover. If Spider-man was scientifically accurate, he would have two pairs of hands and two pairs of legs. His skin would be fuzzy because spiders are actually quite hairy and he would have a freakish number of eyes.
Other household spider species include False Widow Spider (Steatoda nobilis), Giant House Spider (Eratigena atrica), Domestic House Spider, (Tegenaria domestica), Daddy Long Legs Spider (Pholcidae), Cupboard Spider (Steatoda grossa)
Why are there so many spiders in my house?
So they can enter in our bodies while we sleep, of course. You’ve probably heard the ridiculous myth that people ingest at least eight spiders in their lifetime while they sleep. Actually, unless your face is covered with flies, a spider has no job near your mouth. The eight-legged critters enter households because they seek shelter for the winter. When they sense the weather changes, they would look for a hospitable place where they can survive the cold months of the year. Most spiders are predatory and feed on insects. Which actually makes them kind of cool.
The Danger For Your Home and Health
One of the most frequently asked questions is “Are spiders dangerous to people?” Even though spiders are pretty cool and eat nasty insects, they present some danger to humans. For instance, the American house spider (which is common for North America) is venomous, and even though the bite is not lethal, it might cause an allergic reaction.
On the other hand, if a black widow bites you, then you should seek medical help immediately – its bite is quite toxic.
The same goes for the brown recluse spider.
- Giant House Spider– The spider would prefer to run away and hide from you rather than bite. Its venom is harmless to people and pets.
- Domestic House Spider (Tegenaria domestica) is not agressive towards people. Yet, they might bite you, but you won’t feel a thing.
- Pholcidae, also known as cellar spiders or Daddy Long Legs can’t even penetrate your skin when trying to bite you.
- Steatoda grossa, the Cupboard spider’s venom has certain effect on your physical condition. Yet, there are no severe consequences or danger to your life.
When Do Spiders Bite?
Keep in mind no spider will crawl to your bed and bite you in your sleep – spiders bite only when they are in danger. Another nuisance caused by domestic spiders is webs – one more cleaning duty in your to-do-list.
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