There is more than 600 species of spiders in the UK. Most of them do not come into contact with humans. The main spider in the that causes the problems is the false widow spider. The false widow spider is not native to the UK it is believed to have hitched a ride within one of our fruit deliveries from the sunny Canary Islands. Although nowhere near as toxic as their close cousins, the black widow, these little chaps are still not to be messed with.
Size: maximum body length of 14mm for females and 10mm for males
Areas found: Within buildings
Signs of infestations: Live/dead spiders and bites