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Are Spiders scaring you this Halloween?

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

One of the most popular creatures associated with Halloween is the Spider!

A lot of people fear spiders but why?

In the UK spiders are not normally dangerous so why are so many people scared of the tiny spider? To some it seems like an irrational fear after all a spider is a fraction of the size of a human.

But spiders aren’t exactly lookers, and these creepy eight-legged insects are known for lurking in the dark, in corners or attics and cellars. They spin their webs in dark and abandoned places which relate to ghosts and ghouls. Spiders are also usually black or grey and these colours are associated with darkness and death.

Spiders were historically believed to be a witches’ companion resulting in superstition about them. One superstition said that if a black spider found its way into your home, you were bound to have bad luck. Spiders have also long been associated with the supernatural due to their web-spinning abilities. In folklore, arachnids are described as using designs in their webs to tell stories or predict a person’s fate, future wealth and sometimes death.

Why don’t Pest Controllers Eradicate Spiders?

  • Most pest controllers won’t deal with a call out for spiders and for good reason; most spiders in the UK are not a public health issue and spiders are great for the environment. Spiders keep fly populations down for a start, so they are natural pest controllers!

And spiders can mostly be dealt with by a home owner by moving them outside or hoovering them up and emptying the bag outside! Saving you cost and the need to unnecessarily eradicate the spider.

Sometimes spiders can cause issues such as an infestation of false widow spiders. If you are experiencing a spider infestation and want some advice, get in contact with your local pest controller.

PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford & Worcester 01981 540088 OR

Are spiders scaring you this halloween?


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PGM was founded by Phil Martin who has extensive experience in his field, having trained under James Ostler former Vice President of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and owner of Positive Environmental Hereford, Herefordshire.

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