How to keep sex-mad spiders out of your house as millions invade Brit homes

Pest control experts have given Daily Star Online readers advice to keep sex-mad spiders out of the house.

Spider season is upon the UK, a period of time in September and October where the eight-legged beasts come inside to mate.

It normally sees millions of huge house spiders invading Brit homes looking for shelter to create millions more of the scary creatures.

This includes the dreaded false widow species and while it is unlikely that their bite will kill, they are venomous and it can be incredibly painful when they sink their teeth into a victim.

Rentokil, Britain's biggest pest control company, said it is usually inundated with callouts to deal with spider problems at this time of the year.

They warned Brit homeowners not to provoke or squeeze the spiders because that will make them bite.

Paul Blackhurst, head of the Technical Training Academy at the firm, said: "Their bites usually only cause a temporary pain, similar intensity to a wasp sting, and swelling.

"The false widow spider was accidentally imported to the UK about 150 years ago and they are adapting to our temperate climate, with increased sightings across the country."

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Rentokil have put together a five-point plan to ensure you do not have to deal with arachnids this year.

Vacuum regularly – high and low

Make sure that you hoover the sheltered spots too, such as beneath worktops and behind cupboards and sofas.

Remove noticeable webs

You should do this on a regular basis, and remember to check the corners of the ceiling and in the corners of picture frames and mirrors.

Fill in any gaps

Where possible, make sure that you fill in gaps between walls, pipework and under the doors which can help to deter entry.

Remove sheltering sites

Spiders will look to tuck themselves away in your firewood piles, garden bags and any compost heaps that you have.

Deter all insects

The best way to do this is to control your lighting – insects are drawn to light and flies and moths are ideal spider prey.

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