London Spiders

Spiders are a large group of invertebrates with approximately 650 British species, nearly half of which are known from Greater London. None are dangerous, whatever the popular press would have you believe. Sometimes people are bitten but British spiders are generally not strong enough to give a proper bite and their venom is weaker than that of most biting insects.

These are some of the most familiar species. 

Noble false widow spider (Steatoda nobilis)

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The noble false widow, Steatoda nobilis is a spider in the genus Steatoda that lives across Europe and can be found throughout Great Britain. It has been reported to bite humans at times with most bites resulting from medical issues like bee stings but also some rarer circumstances including envenomation by other spiders it catches or if you scratch its legs while handling one without gloves on!

The common name “false widows” hints towards these creatures’ similarities-they often resemble black Widowers because both are medium sized (slightly larger than yellowjackets), partly dark colored.

Steatoda nobilis is a huge and scary looking spider with its bulbous abdomen, brown markings that remind people of the shape of its skull. The legs are reddish orange in colour matching their eyes perfectly to make this arachnid stand out from other similar but smaller invertebrate animals It can be easily identified by size; females range 9-14 mm while males aren’t any bigger at 7 -11mm . London Spiders

Common Garden Spider – Araneus diadematus

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By gailhampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K – Araneus diadematus. Male, CC BY 2.0,

A large spider with its web across the road and over London is probably one of those things you see, but don’t really pay attention to. It can vary in color from black-and white or orange cream – it’s almost always apparent that there will be a cross mark on the top abdomen as well! This prey insect gets trapped by an immobilizing bite before being wrapped up tightly in silk for later consumption by their pesky dinner guest; what could be safer than this?

A cross spider’s individual colors can range from extremely light yellow to very dark grey, but all have mottled white markings across the dorsal abdomen. Adult females are typically longer than males at 6 -20 mm for an average size of 15-30 millimeters while their shorter counterpart is only 5.5-13 millimeters in length after mating with it rarely eating its partner directly afterwards. London Spiders

Common Wolf Spider – Pardosa pullata


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Wolf spiders are found all over the world, with a range of body sizes from less than 10mm up to 35 mm. They have eight eyes arranged in three rows; unlike most other arachnids which often have poor vision or blindness these wolfies can see quite well!

This spider is a medium-sized running species often seen in numbers. They don’t form packs, but hunt by sight and are typically found near direct sunlight. After hatching from its eggs the young wolf spiders ride on their mother’s back for several days before dispersing to find new territory of their own!

Zebra spider – Salticus scenicus

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The zebra jumping spider is a common member of the Northern Hemisphere’s arachnid population. A small, usually entirely black and white species with short stubby legs that is characteristic of jumping spiders. The female zebra spider measures 5-9 mm long while males are only around 6mm in length but can jump up from close range to grab their prey if it comes within striking distance which they do by sight like wolf or packing insects such as ants, bees etc.

Nursery-web spider – Pisaura mirabilis

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The nursery web spider, Pisaura mirabilis is a small species that lives in the uk and it has strong silk to spin its webs.The elegant Pisaura mirabilis is a beautifully-colored moth with long legs and an opisthosoma that can be either slim or bulbous. The males measure between 10 – 13 mm, while females come in at 12 to 15 mm wide!

The nursery web spider is one of the most common spiders found in long grass. It has a characteristic white or cream stripe down its head, but otherwise their markings are quite variable and can be identified by sight not only for this reason either- because these guys like to run around catching prey!

Crab spider – Xysticus cristatus

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The crab spider is a member of the Thomisidae family, which can be found across Europe. The adult female crab spider can grow up to 8mm in length and the males are smaller, at 5 mm. Their colors vary from light cream or dark brown with an obvious darker triangle on their carapace that ends in a pointy tip!The abdomen of the crab spider has a broad black band that is fringed with two rows. The outer one, on either side if it extends back to about halfway from each posterior eye location in line toward their mouth. These markings make up what people know as “crab” or sideways crawling pattern when they move around which would happen more often than not due this particular trait shared among them all!


Wasp spider – Argiope bruennichi -London Spiders

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Argiope bruennichi is a species of orb-web spiders found throughout central Europe, northern parts Asia and the Azores archipelago. They are not venomous though their webs can be quite harmful to small insects that get caught up in them! The large, spectacular spider spins an orb-web close to the ground. This is where it waits for grasshoppers which are its main food and tasty treats can be found in abundance!

In the summer of 2006, something was happening in England which had not happened before. An influx of Wasps spiders were reported by locals and scientists alike to be seen all over London; some even described them as being “cream-coloured” with yellow stripes instead of their usual black colouration!

Daddy-long-legs Spider – Pholcus phalangioides

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Pholcus phalangioides, or the daddy long-legs spider is a small arachnid that was given its common name because of their elongated pedipalps (a pair of grappling appendages). This particular species has also been called skull spiders since it resembles human skulls with a cephalothorax which houses most other organs inside.

The Daddy-long-legs spider is often found in houses, and can be easily recognized by its long legs. When it’s disturbed or scared the shaking motion of these spiders becomes almost invisible as their bodies shake rapidly to throw off predators like mosquitoes that hunt them for food. These arachnids are also amazing hunters; they’ll overpower much larger prey using just their sharp silk tow lines!

Common House Spider – Tegenaria domestica


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The Tegenaria domestica, or the house spider as it’s commonly known in Europe is a member of the funnel web family Agelesidae. It is a fairly large and hairy insect, measuring 9-10 mm for the females and 6 -9mm for males. It’s color varies from pale brown to dark shades of sooty markings on their abdomen which can range in size depending on species or age groupings within populations. According to an article published by University College London (UK).

Spider Infestation Treatment And Control In London

If you are in need of professional, affordable spider control services then Bon Accord Pest Control is the company for your needs. We offer treatments tailored to fit any size home or business!

Spider populations can be a real problem at times–especially when they’re crawling all over people’s faces looking through their eye sockets as if seeing into infinity itself. With our customizable packages we’ll make sure that no matter how big-or little!

We provide a range of services to suit the needs and requirements of our customers, including spider pest control solutions.

We carry out non-chemical and chemical methods for spider extermination, which can also eradicate other pest insects. Proofing of any entry points and potential hideouts of spiders is another great chemical-free approach and a general best practice. Call us today for free advice

How To Get Rid of spiders – London Spiders

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