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Jan 15, 2014 2:09 PM

Is it a false widow? How many before it's a problem?

I'm not panicked in any why but how many false widow spiders do I find before it becomes a problem? I remember on the news a school had to calling exterminators because of a false widow nest was found. Was this just for peace of mind of the parents or was it a genuine problem? So far in the last four weeks I have found seven of these, with this being the biggest at 17mm body and front to back leg total length of 25-28mm. My garden isn't very big but is a little unkept and I'm aware that this can be a great place for spiders and bugs to live. I know as I start to tidy prune and dig the garden I will find more of them as I am disturbing them, what should I do leave well alone avoid or deal with a problem?

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