Arachnophobia

6,000 Brown Recluse Spiders Infest Missouri Home In Real Life ‘Arachnophobia' Nightmare

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

This handsome family home has stood empty for two years – after it was found to be infested by a jaw-dropping 6,000 brown recluse spiders. Susan...

'It Was Like A Horror Film': Suspected Nest Of Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spiders Found In Family's Bananas (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

It’s been fairly quiet on the oh-my-god-poisonous-spiders-are-smuggling-themselves-into-Britain-via-banana-crates front, of late. We’d go so f...

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Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Is it a particularly hirsute caterpillar? That clump of hair that’s been clogging up your shower? No, it’s even worse. It’s a heaving ma...

The UK's 'Killer Spider Epidemic' Is Nothing To Fear

Chris Whiting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Whiting

Recently, the British media has been in a frenzy (when are they ever not?), over the apparent surge in the UK population of the false widow spider... Typically, people up and down the country are now petrified of this new frontier of deadly arachnids, because quite simply, they're being sold a bunch of striking lies.

Why I Am Spider Season's Greatest War Criminal

Pete Cashmore | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Pete Cashmore

When a spider scurries into a room in which I am stationed, it generally carries on scurrying, blissfully unaware of my presence, the nonchalant little shit. I, on the other hand, start squealing like a stuck Alan Carr, get all of my feet - ALL OF THEM - up off the floor and start frantically searching for my slippers.

LOOK: Vintage Pictures Of London Zoo To Celebrate The Anniversary Of ZSL

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Saturday marks the anniversary of the Zoological Society of London. The international scientific, conservation and educational charity was founded...

It's Raining Spiders In Brazil. Oh Crap

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Spiders rained from the skies in Brazil this weekend. Footage was captured of hundreds of the eight-legged creatures spiralling through the air an...

Phobias: How Buttons, Garlic, Chickens And Clowns Can Leave Us Fearing For Our Lives (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

No laughing matter: Extreme fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia Imagine an existence where the prospect of buttoning a cardigan could send yo...

Eight Legs, No Soul

Kate Harrad | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

In the spirit of the season, I was talking to my daughter the other day about our biggest fears: I said mine was spiders, and being trapped in small dark spaces, and being trapped in small dark spaces with spiders.

Spider Season and how to Keep Boris at Bay

Lisa Stokes | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Stokes

Spider season is in full swing. I've seen them hanging out in the garden. Gangs of them, with their little suitcases, ready to move in. Because autumn is the time of year spiders descend upon our homes. As the weather turns, so do the spiders. Into squatters.