False Widow Spider

Personal Trainer Nearly Loses Finger After Mystery 'Spider' Bite

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic images, reader discretion is advised. A personal trainer is lucky to be alive after suffering a horrific rea...

Britain May Have Just Recorded Its First Ever Lethal Spider Bite

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

Spider experts are attempting to pour cold water on reports that Britain may have recorded its first death from a spider bite. Pat Gough-Irwin, 60,...

As Well As Poisonous Spiders You Can Now Add Venomous Scorpions To The Nasties Lurking In Your Bananas (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

As if browsing the fruit aisles wasn’t already an experience fraught with danger, a live scorpion has turned up in a bunch of supermarket bananas. ...

False Widow Spider Bite Sends Mother To Intensive Care For Five Days (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A 49-year-old woman has spent five days in intensive care after a suspected bite from a false widow spider. Alison Blackburn was woken at 4am ten ...

False Widow Spider Bite Almost Kills Cat

The Huffington UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: False Widows, Adders, Water Shrews & Cows: Creatures Not To Mess With In Britain (PICTURES)False Widow Spider Bite Left Bromley Grandfathe...

Jeepers... 48 Suspected Black Widow Spiders Have Hopped Over The Pond From The USA

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

A potentially deadly cargo of 48 suspected black widow spiders has been discovered in a shipment of aircraft parts from the USA. The spiders were ...

What You Should Know About The Brazilian Wandering Spider (PICTURES, VIDEO)

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

Following in the footsteps of the venomous false widow spider comes the Brazilian wandering spider – a bigger, fatter and badder arachnid on all cou...

False Widow Spider Bite 'Left Me Wanting To Die' (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: False Widows, Adders, Water Shrews & Cows: Creatures Not To Mess With In Britain (PICTURES)False Widow Spider Outbreak Closes Forest Of De...

False Widow Spider Outbreak Closes School

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

SEE ALSO: False Widows, Adders, Water Shrews & Cows: Creatures Not To Mess With In Britain (PICTURES)False Widow Spider Bite Left Bromley Grandfathe...

LOOK: Creatures Not To Mess With In Britain

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

SEE ALSO: False Widow Spider Outbreak Closes Forest Of Dean SchoolFalse Widow Spider Bite Left Bromley Grandfather 'Wanting To Die' (GRAPHIC PICTURE...

Should We Be Worried About False Widow Spiders?

ITN | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

A number of bites, reportedly by false widow spiders have hit the headlines recently, but should we be worried?...

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.