Spider Pest Control Milton Keynes, Bletchley & Newport Pagnell
Spider removal services in Milton Keynes, Bletchley & Newport Pagnell or the surrounding areas.
All spiders are the same. Their head, abdomen and thorax fused into a single body, then carries the legs, sensory palps, the mouthpart and the fangs. The Cephalothorax has several eyes, which are an array of clear lenses. Spiders are spotless animals; they will spend many minutes cleaning and preening themselves.
They sense things through their hairs and other organs on the outside of their body and legs. All spiders spin silk from specialised glands at the tail end of the abdomen called spinnerets; many threads are twisted together, producing intricate webs.
A false black widow spider nest we removed
A resident in Milton Keynes contacted as a false black widow spider had nested in their property. The family were concerned for their children, as these spiders are capable of painful bites.
The resident contacted out of regular working hours, and due to the nature of the infestation, responded immediately to address the families concerns and remove the nest. Please see the photos below we took of the male and female false black widow spiders quickly before removing them from the address.
There are three types of Spiders in the UK that you only really need to worry about, and they are the following:-
- False Black Widow (Steatoda) – These have glossy legs and a dark brown upper body with cream coloured patterns on their abdomen. You will often find these in garden sheds or outside constructions. If bitten, its venom can cause pain and swell around the wound.
- European Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) – Ranging from light yellow to dark grey with mottled white markings across the dorsal abdomen, with four or more segments forming a cross. With three claws on each leg and their bodies are covered in short silver ish hairs. This venomous spider bite causes nausea and small swelling that can last a couple of days.
- Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) - This is a light brown or yellowish-brown colour, and the most tell-tale characteristic of this is the presence of a dark violin-shaped mark on it. It has necrotic venom, which can cause damage to the tissues such as blisters and lesions, leading to necrosis, although most people only experience a stingy intense pain.
Spiders like to settle down in dark, quiet corners of human-made structures and tend to avoid contact with humans.
The Problems Spiders Can Cause
Spiders do not spread disease or damage property, but they can bite, leading to allergic reactions and shock; they also cause phobic reactions. They are also unappealing, and some people believe this is associated with filth and neglect. However, spider infestations have a specific cause, overpopulation. Spiders are all around us all the time, and if they like the habitat there, the population will exceed.
Spider Control Methods
In limited circumstances, the control of spiders may be considered necessary. Physical inspection of spiders by collecting and removing, squashing, or web destruction may be sufficient to satisfy a complainant. Insecticidal sprays based on pyrethroids may control or hoover away all spiders, webs and egg sacks.
Prevention Of Future Spider Infestations
- Seal up gaps in doors and edges of windows to stop them from entering.
- Keep your home clean as dirty homes attract bugs which will then attract spiders.
- Essential oils, citrus and vinegar sprays will deter most spiders.
- Wooden hangers in wardrobes or just Cedar Wood Furniture