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Spider infestation

Fast identification and control from Helliar pest control

Helliar Pest Control are experienced in dealing with spider infestations across a wide range of different types of business and residential properties across Somerset and Dorset. 

We have expert knowledge on identification and control and would recommend professional pest control to ensure the treatment used is effective. 

If you believe you have an infestation of false black widow spiders, ring us straight away. 

How do spiders cause a problem?

85% of people are scared of spiders. Although the odd spider may make you shudder, when their numbers increase inside a property or in an outside building they can cause a real problem to many people.

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With a leg span of up to 6 cm and the capability to run extremely quickly, they are not the easiest of pests to ‘track’ as they simply ‘appear’ where you don’t want them to.

Of course there are a large number of different species but the house spider is one of the largest and the most common that we encounter. House spiders are large-bodied, hairy spiders with a body length of approximately 1 cm and the leg span can be as much as 5-6 cm in length. The colouration of their bodies is speckled brown with a striped appearance to the main body region. The female spider is typically larger than the male spiders.

They also have venom sacs, and can impart a venomous bite on a human.

False black widow spiders

A false black widow spider causes panic when people think they may have them in their property. They have a brown bulbous abdomen with cream coloured markings which are often the shape of a skull and reddish-orange legs. The females can be up to 14 mm long whilst the males are slightly smaller. They have been described as the most venomous spider in the UK but bites from them are rare as they are not aggressive and only bite to defend themselves. Bites can cause severe swelling, discomfort, numbness, burning sensations or chest pains. To put the bite of a false black widow into perspective, it is no more unpleasant than a wasp sting and you are far more likely to be stung by a wasp than the spider.

The most likely places you will find the false black widow is in your property, conservatory, garage or shed. They are also found in public toilets. They like a warm atmosphere with plenty of dark hiding places.

Why use Helliar spider control?

  • Fast, discreet service with minimum disruption to your business or home.
  • Experts at spider identification and control.
  • Friendly, helpful staff with no automated telephone lines.
  • Established business trading for 80 years in Somerset and Dorset.

How do I get rid of Spiders?

Simple. Contact Helliar Pest Control today for a FREE no obligation quote. With many years of experience, we know how it feels when you discover you've got pest problems, so we'll be more than happy to come and see what the best solution is.

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01935 421 777