Britain has more than 600 species of spiders, all of them harmless to man. Most arachnids (spiders) are predatory, feeding mainly on insects and they are extremely beneficial invertebrates, especially in the garden. Sadly, millions of perfectly rational people are terrified of spiders, so we must provide the most effective means of removal without resorting to killing the spiders. The best means of removal is containment and release.
How to Prevent Entry
There are several things we can do to prevent spiders from entering our homes:
- keep vegetation away from the house external walls
- keep windows closed as much as possible
- vacum internal nooks, crannies and ceiling corners weekly