False Widow Spider Control offered by Bon Accord Pest Control in London

False widow spiders are one of the most common types of spiders found in London and can be a nuisance if left uncontrolled. Bon Accord Pest Control offers professional false widow spider control services to homeowners in London. 

False Widow Spider
False Widow Spider
Here is an overview of the services we provide:

Inspection and Identification 

Bon Accord Pest Control will inspect the premises to identify the type of spider and to determine the extent of the infestation. They will look for any visible webs or egg sacs and use specialist equipment to locate any hidden spiders. 

Treatment Options 

After the inspection, they will provide a detailed treatment plan that is tailored to the specific needs of the property. This may include chemical treatments, proofing, and trapping, depending on the extent of the infestation.

Follow-up Visits

Bon Accord Pest Control can also provide follow-up visits to ensure that the false widow spiders have been eliminated. We will also advise on any preventative measures that can be taken to avoid future infestations. 
Overall, Bon Accord Pest Control provides an effective false widow spider control service for London homeowners. Their professional team can provide a comprehensive inspection and treatment plan, as well as follow-up visits to ensure that the infestation is eliminated.

False Widow Spider Characteristicks


With its distinctive black-and-brown patterned body, the false widow spider is a species of venomous spider native to the UK. The false widow spider is similar in appearance to the more infamous black widow spider, but its venom is not as potent. 

While a bite from a false widow spider can still cause pain and discomfort, it is rarely serious. This guide will provide an in-depth look at the false widow spider, including its appearance, natural habitat, and tips for identifying and avoiding them.

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False Widow Spider Killer - Bon Accord Why choose us

Bon Accord Pest Control is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a professional and reliable false widow spider killer. We have been in the pest control business for over 10 years and have a wealth of experience in dealing with false widow spiders. We use only the most effective treatments to ensure that your problem is dealt with quickly and efficiently.
Our team of experienced and certified technicians are highly trained and have a thorough understanding of the pest control industry. We use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the highest levels of safety for our clients. We also take the utmost care to ensure that our treatments do not harm any beneficial insects or animals.
We use a variety of treatments to ensure the best results and use a range of products to eliminate false widow spiders. These products include insecticides, dusts, and sprays, all of which are applied in a safe and effective manner. We also use baits, traps, and other strategies to control false widow spiders in both indoor and outdoor areas.
We strive to provide the best service to our customers and are available to answer any questions or concerns they may have. We are also dedicated to providing a prompt and professional service and offer a guarantee of satisfaction. We take our responsibility of protecting our customers’ homes and businesses very seriously and are committed to providing a safe and effective solution to false widow spider infestations.

A Guide to False Widow Spider in the UK

A Guide to False Widow Spider UK. Reports of bites by false widow spiders in the UK, some of which have led to hospitalisation, have increased in recent years. In 2018, seven London schools were closed due to false widow spider infestations. The number of these spiders has risen dramatically along with global warming. Originally brought to the United Kingdom hiding in imported goods, they were initially confined to the south but as the weather has warmed, they have become prevalent in the northern areas too. Although they mostly show themselves in the cooler autumn months, they are usually hidden in the dark corners of the home and garden. False widow spiders are sometimes confused with the extremely dangerous black widow spider that is found on every continent.  

Population And Origin Of False Widow Spiders

False window spider-Steatoda nobilis
False window spider-Steatoda nobilis

The UK is home to six species of false widow spiders, which is one of its most common arachnids. Three of these that abound in UK homes are colloquially called the noble false widow, the cupboard spider, and the rabbit hutch spider. 

Noble false widows were brought to the UK with banana imports from the Canary Islands (near the top of Africa) during the 1800s. They are the biggest of the false widow spiders. The cupboard spider and the rabbit hutch spider originated in Britain. 

Grape imports from the Mediterranean are responsible for another false widow species being found in the UK at times, the Steatoda paykulliana. However, it is still scarce and has not made the UK its permanent home yet. The missing sector orb weaver and the lace webbed spider are sometimes mistaken for false widows. 

A spider needs to be able to bite through the skin of a human to inject its venom. The noble false widow and the cupboard spider are the only two false widow spiders that can bite people.

How to identify a false widow spider

The dreaded black widow spider is black with a red hourglass figure on its abdomen. False widow spiders have very different appearances, being brown with pale markings. Both species have a similar shape. The males are thinner and smaller while the females have an abdomen that resembles a globe. 

The cupboard spider has dark brown-purple legs with lighter stripes. The female is darker than the male. The abdomen boasts two triangles and two lateral bars with a lighter crescent. However, the darker the spider, the more likely this is to be invisible or faded. They also have a whitish band closer to the head. False Widow spiders are generally found in houses in England, Ireland, and Wales and subsist on crawling insects and woodlice. They prefer to stay at ground level.

The noble false widow spider is brownish-orange and sports cream markings. As the biggest of the false widow spiders, they can fit within the circumference of a fifty-pence coin. Their legs reach up to 3.5cm. They frequent buildings and houses and like to be in elevated positions. Noble false widow spiders eat flying insects. 

All false widow spiders are carnivores. While they mainly live on insects, they occasionally eat other spiders, including black widows. One way to control populations is to eradicate their food supply with pesticides.

Webs And Habitat Of False Widow Spiders

The false widow spider spins a rather untidy web with multiple strands criss crossing over each other. The centre of the web tends to be very tightly assembled. The web has an irregular shape. It is similar to the web of the black widow spider. One should avoid touching their webs as there is a slight risk of being bitten if you alarm them. They will usually be near their web, hidden in a crack. 

Their preferred habitat is dark areas. This could be under furniture, in a cupboard or wall, beneath tree bark, or around fences. They like a warm, dry temperature. Although often found indoors, they are just as likely to live outdoors. False widow spiders are nocturnal.

What Are The Dangers Of Getting Bitten By A False Widow Spider?

According to scientists, false widow spider bites have surged in the UK. Many of these cases required the victim to be hospitalized. A full 88% of bites take place while the person is asleep in bed or getting dressed in something that has a spider hidden or putting on shoes. These are the same circumstances under which real black widow spiders bite people.

There has been an ongoing debate about the risks posed by false widow spiders. Recently, NUI Galway experts researched 16 cases that confirmed false widow spider bites. In total, only 24 cases have ever been indisputably linked to false widow spiders. 

This team put together a DNA database that enables doctors to diagnose and identify different spider bites. If you are bitten, you should kill and preserve the body of the spider. Even if it has been squished beyond recognition, DNA can determine if the bite came from a false widow spider or some other spider.

The false black widow is unlikely to bite a person except when it feels it has to defend itself or is suddenly frightened. If trapped between skin and clothing, or poked by a finger in its web, it is likely to bite. However, it is not an aggressive spider, and it is pretty difficult to get bitten by one. 

What Happens When One Gets Bitten By A False Widow Spider?

The NUI Galway study showed that the venom of the false widow spider is a trigger for reactions similar to those that occur when someone is bitten by a proper black widow spider. The victim may experience swelling and pain at the site. Two puncture wounds may be visible, and a hole can appear as if the flesh was gouged out. This may exude a pus-like substance. Additionally, the person may battle to sit, stand, or walk, and will have tremors and nausea. Blood pressure may be affected. There is also a possibility of a bacterial infection from the bite.

A false widow spider bite can be painful, but when bitten, the person usually does not feel the bite immediately. After a few minutes, they will notice a burning sensation that later starts to throb and radiate from the puncture site. Real black widow spider antivenom may be given if there is a lack of clarity on which of the two species the person was bitten by.

Not all false widow spider bites are severe. It depends on whether the skin was punctured, and if and how much venom was injected. A person who displays any of these or other symptoms after a spider bite should go to the emergency department immediately, although no fatalities have been reported. Allergies may play a role as well in who gets affected or is more seriously ill, as is the case with bees and wasps.

The Past and Future Of False Widow Spiders 

Even today, there is very little known about where false widow spiders originated from or how long they have been around. Adaptation may have been accelerated by gene mutation. Their unique venom is nevertheless of great interest to scientists and academics, according to the National University of Ireland in Galway.

In Ireland, there are ten species of spiders unique to the country with fangs big enough to penetrate human skin. Despite this, not one single person has been bitten over a period of five years. Yet more and more people are being bitten by the false widow spider with 24 confirmed cases. This can probably be attributed to it being the most common species in the UK nowadays.

False Widow Spiders were unknown in the UK, Ireland, and Europe two hundred years ago. Most false Widow Spiders in the UK came from Madeira and the Canary Islands. Today they can be found in Africa (East and West), Europe, California, Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile. They are a very adaptable species and global warming has provided more temperate climates for them to migrate to and thrive. They seem to be particularly fond of seaside locations. This means that they are part of our environment and not going to go away at any time.

What Should You Do If You See A False Widow Spider In Your Home?

If you see a false widow spider in your home, you may be tempted to kill it. However, they are also part of the ecosystem and help to keep down many species of insects, including mosquitos. False widow spiders are also prey to any number of bird species. 

So, the kindest approach is to place a glass over it. Slide thin cardboard underneath the glass and tip it over with the spider inside. Place it somewhere outside. However, if you have an infestation of false widow spiders, you may want to call in a pest control company as the more spiders there are, the greater your chances of being bitten by one. 

Many people are afraid of spiders. But as we learn more about false widow spiders, we will learn how to adapt to them and cohabit safely and peacefully.  

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