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  • brakes
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    I bet it made a right mess when you squished it.
    you did squish it, right?

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    nope. Caught in a glass and released humanely.

    There has been more than one too. This was the third

    alaslas
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    All the squat black spiders in my house (also Sheffield) have been replaced by pholcids, though there were a lot of squat black spiders around for a short time. I’m sure they’re relatively harmless.

    rogerthecat
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    There has been more than one too. This was the third

    You threw out Mummy!
    Just wait until Dad & the kids find out 😯

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    Get a bird? (As per nursery rhyme – don’t you know nuffink? 😆 )

    roper
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    I can’t tell what it might be. I normally go on head shape and eyes, fangs, body shape, habitat and colouration. I can’t see most of those in the photo.
    UK spiders are pretty harmless though. They have small fangs and very mild venom. I can’t tell what that one is but it’s not one of the more nasty UK ones. You could try looking here again

    http://www.uksafari.com/spiders.htm

    Yours looks like an adult too, so it is probably coincidental you have found 3, rather than a nest dispersing and young leaving home ( not sure if that bit of info is reassuring or not 🙂 ).

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    I’m not getting any closer to #4! Cheers Roper – somewhat reassuring that there shouldn’t be any more!!

    On my wheeley bin the other week there was a mummy spider and hundreds of teeny tiny little baby ones all on the web.

    I’m hoping they aren’t all now in the house

    gwaelod
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    Their only natural enemy is the Honey Badger

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    FFS about the only decent thing about this country was the wussy spiders and now this happens 🙁

    CountZero
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    What you want is a bunch of these:

    Tarantula Hawk wasp, they eat big spiders!

    rogerthecat
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    No, you just need one of these.

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    If its got those green fangs and squat body then it’s likely Florentina as mentioned. Can give a nasty nip. Evict en masse. Personally i don’t squash anyone.

    MoseyMTB
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    Another from pook

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    so tonight we’ve had two spider attacks. I say attacks, I mean wanderings.

    One was a mini version of the original nasty looking bugger. The second was a huge house spider.

    We’re under attack!

    chilled76
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    Get a cat… they eat any spiders that run across the carpet etc.

    dan1980
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    Interestingly, this year, I’ve been inundated with these lovely little blighters:


    Lace webbed spider

    which makes a refreshing, and thankfully smaller change from my usual supply of:

    Bog standard house spider

    Does anyone have a clue as to why this might be?

    MoseyMTB
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    Removed – bloody hell pook

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    roper
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    Going by that last photo I’d say it is either a Hacklemesh Weaver or something similar. These tend to have very small spinnerets so you could look and see. The one in the photo might be near a moult which is why we can’t see any specific markings on its bum. They tend to become darker at this time.
    If you have seen a smaller version, and it is the same species then you may have had a nest near by. They are cannibalistic so might reduce there numbers by themselves.

    I’ve just bought a Cupiennius salei, one of these.

    They are ridiculously fast and would soon clear up any wandering spiders you might have.

    chunkypaul
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    may i be the first to say…

    AAAAAAARRGHHHHHHH!

    maxtorque
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    Yesterday evening a spider came wandering into the kitchen, so i conscientiously and carefully scooped it up onto a bit of paper, and carted it out into the garden, carefully laying it down without harming it.
    Literally, before i had even turned my back, a magpie swooped down and gobbled him up right in front of my eyes……. Sorry about that matey, but i tried! 😉

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