Thank you, I thought it might be but was not sure.
We've had them in the caravan since last summer, which is located on the East Devon Coast cliff top. The van is actually a nearly new static caravan, in immaculate condition, and I don't understand why we are having such a problem with these little 'friends'. At the end of last season I totally stripped out the van, caught and removed every one I found, removed all webs and egg sacs, and deep cleaned the whole unit.
Today I arrived at the van to find the spiders there once again-I don't know what to do-any other suggestions? I can't seem to get rid of them, and it's scaring me!
Hmmm .... although this species is now common in the southern counties Devon, Dorset and Hampshire coasts where it first established itself remain 'hotspots' where it appears to be more numerous. You see these spiders love this coastal climate with the warn Gulf air too. All I can suggest is that you have a regular inspection in and around the caravan several times a year and disturb them and their webs as often as you can. This will help reduce their number but they will continue to return as they will be found in and around all other caravans and the general area. Entry into the caravan will probably be via the air vents that are built in (and should not be blocked for reasons of health & safety) and egg sacks are likely to be constructed between the outer and inner skins of the van and hence inaccessible.
There is no miracle cure I am afraid - this is a spider that we will have to get used to rubbing along with.