False Widow Spiders Move Into Walthamstow

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 101 months ago
False Widow Spiders Move Into Walthamstow

falsewidow23Sep09.jpg Arachnophobes should read no further; especially arachnophobes living in E17. A block of flats in Walthamstow had to be fumigated yesterday to destroy nests of false widow spiders. The creepy crawlies look just like the lethal black widow but, while its bite is nasty, it won't kill you. It's still not the kind of thing you want to find in your bathroom. The Natural History Museum reports around 10 cases of false widow bites in the UK each year and has had 50 calls about suspected sightings this year. And now if you'll excuse us, we seem to be itching all over... (Image by Anauxite)

Last Updated 23 September 2009