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Jan 4, 2014 1:07 PM

What spider is this please?

Hi I have an infestation of spiders and need to know how to control them and what type of spider they are (I think tjey are missing sector orb weavers but want confirmation they are not false widows). I like spiders and don't want to dispose of them I just want to control them as they are everywhere - webs all over the house and in the cars, our terrace, shed, kitchen etc etc. We have lots of nests, the large spiders (I assume females) tend to stay by the best but the smaller ones (I assume males) get everywhere. The small ones total around 1-1.5cm (inc legs) and the larger ones (as in the picture) are around 3-4 cm (inc legs). They disappear during the day but at night, especially outside they appear from everywhere.  They also drop from a single web very quickly when disturbed and as they make webs by all our doorways ot can be like running the gauntlet when coming on and put in the evenings.

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    Jan 4, 2014 4:24 PM (in response to neeko99)
    Re: What spider is this please?

    I think 182150 is Nuctenea umbratica which is commonly found in gardens and around houses. However, it hides itself away during the day and so isn't quite as familar to many people as some equally common species are


    123230 is a Larinioides species, probably sclopetarius. This is usually found near water although one was reported on here recently from a block of flats.

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