Spiders invading homes in record numbers after ‘perfect summer breeding ground’

Spiders invading homes in record numbers after ‘perfect summer breeding ground’


The video will start in 8 Cancel Spiders are plaguing Britain in record numbers after a summer feeding frenzy People across the UK are being left in agony because of life-threatening false widow spider bites which have left victims permanently disabled The arachnids are invading British homes in record numbers due to this year’s warm and wet summer, scientists claim Unprecedented temperatures and heavy rain in parts of the UK have created the perfect breeding ground for spiders As a result, Brits appear to be finding more eight-legged creatures in their homes than usual The number of spiders invading British homes has shot up this year after a summer feeding frenzy, research suggests The arachnids have benefited from this summer’s humid conditions, with scientists reporting a spike in the number of spiders creeping into properties The wet and warm weather has resulted in a “lush, green” environment, providing the eight-legged animals with plenty to eat This has encouraged them to creep into homes to reproduce, according to a report Entomologists have been studying people’s reports of spiders on social media through a method called “Twitter mining” The University of Gloucestershire’s arachnid experts claim the results appear to show that the 2019 “spider season” was busier than last year’s Professor Adam Hart, of the University of Gloucestershire, told The Telegraph: “It certainly looks as if people are getting quite excited by it quite early this year “People are saying that they are seeing more than they normally do.” Removing their webs and filling gaps in walls and surfaces with filler can also reduce the number of potential spider dens The professor said arachnids are drawn to mess, such as piles of clothes. Some 650 species of spiders roam the UK, with 12 posing a threat to humans The most troublesome are false widows, which have a potentially lethal bite. Lewis Pearce, from Southampton, previously claimed he was unable to walk after being bitten five times by poisonous false widow spiders while asleep in bed Mr Pearce said he had been told by his doctor that he suffered an allergic reaction to the spider’s venom after he was bitten in July And he’s not alone — other victims have had their wounds turn septic leading to full limb amputations, and even death Now worried experts are warning that the chilling false widow population has exploded across the UK in 2019 Lewis said: “I can’t walk as it’s very difficult and I haven’t been able to shower properly for over a month as I can’t get the dressing wet “The bites are painful and now I’m scared for my children, especially for my seven-month-old baby who sleeps in the same room as me – and during the night is when I’m usually bitten ” His wife Nadine, 26, said: “It petrifies me. If my children are bitten like he has been, they won’t stand a chance “When people are being bitten alive, how are we meant to pay rent?”

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