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Arachnophobia

Spiders capable of jumping more than SIX FEET have been spotted in the UK for the first time

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6071659/Spiders-capable-jumping-SIX-FEET-spotted-UK-t...

 

Thousands of creepy TARANTULA babies emerge from an egg sac

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6070163/Thousands-tarantula-babies-emerge-egg-sac-gru...

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You would have thought that they'd jump 8 feet:cheesy:

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By that logic centipedes would jump 100 ft.

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What about millipedes:wink:

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Busting myths about spiders ... and more ...

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/45224687/what-s-the-truth-about-spiders-in-our-...

 

Personally, I always check the cornices at the junction between walls & ceiling when entering a room, or settling down for the night.

 

Every room has a can of Raid available .... just in case.

The first line of defence for spiders is to drop vertically, so I always spray below any spider....

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In the 70s when we used hairspray on our long locks, I found a certain brand good for spiders; a quick squirt and they were totally stiff and unable to move, then just pick them up with a tissue and dispose of them.

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Cossack ?

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Looking at the size and description of these "spiders" I'm inclined to think they are just mutant fleas with an extra pair of legs.

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Never kill spiders in our house, natural fly/mosquito terminators  

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@Champnet wrote:

Cossack ?


I used to favour Black Knight towards the end, even held on to a can for a while after its use had become obsolete, but I think the spider-arresting variant was a different brand.

@2u2me  I don't think you'd have enough spiders in your house to keep it free of flies.

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From the first link in post #1 above; 

The species may have never been spotted formally in the UK before, but it is thought to have lived in British bogs for millennia.

 I've not spotted any of them in either of our bogs but I guess if they're harmless, i.e. don't have a venomous bite, then there won't really be much to worry about. :smiley:

Unlike in Australia where it can be quite dangerous visiting the bog without checking carefully, e.g. this poor fella 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@RobPN - All spiders in the UK are venomous.