Spiders are an increasing concern in the UK and probably cause more fear and anxiety than any other crawling insect. There has been a rapid increase in some species such as the ‘false widow spider.’ For many people, fear of spiders (Arachnophobia) is a real issue. In reality, most spider species found in the UK are not dangerous, and their bites rarely cause an adverse reaction.

They populate attics, garages and other buildings, and intrude into homes and businesses to build their webs and nesting sites. PEST can advise and help if you have a spider infestation in your home or business, and we understand the disruption and anxiety that spiders can cause.

At PEST, we have the expertise and experience to eliminate spiders from your home or business. We provide targeted, safe and effective treatments, suited to a particular spider problem and the location. Our tailored solutions and deterrents aim to stop the spider infestation reoccurring, and PEST can also offer preventative advice to protect your home or business in the future.


Below are just a few ways to deal with a Spider infestation in your property.

  • Food source

    Spiders need a supply of food in your home or business. So it’s good practice to clear away dead flies, woodlice and other crawling insects from your environment to help minimise their presence.

  • Spider bites

    There are thousands of varieties of spiders around the world. Luckily, the UK climate only supports several hundred of these, and their bites are usually harmless.

  • Activity

    Spiders become particularly active in autumn when they will emerge from their nesting sites looking for a mate. A warm damp summer usually means a proliferation of spiders eggs and visible activity in houses in the autumn.