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The authors of this website are not scientists or medical professionals. We are simply concerned by the growing presence of false widow spiders in the UK and Ireland and wish to provide a consolidated hub of public information.

We do not seek to vilify the spider, only to help raise public awareness.

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Met my first false widow today!

Met my first false widow today!

This morning, a fresh sunny day in April in coastal Galway, just as we were getting the kids ready to leave for school, a false widow spider started making it's way from the front door across our hallway. It wasn't moving too quickly so I was able to get an envelope...

False widow spider in my pajamas!

False widow spider in my pajamas!

A Close Encounter in Cork Hey there! Hope you're keeping well, I actually stumbled across my first false widow spider earlier today and identified it with the help of the internet. I have nothing but good things to say about it honestly! I typically tend to keep my...

The Noble false widow spider in Ireland

The Noble false widow spider in Ireland

Rise of the false widow spider in Ireland Our Irish shores have been invaded by a spider with a venomous bite that's 230 times more potent than that of our native species. That's alarming news for Ireland as we've been blessed by the absence of such creatures since...

False widow spider in my house

False widow spider in my house

Lots of false widow spider webs Over the past year I have noticed a lot of false widow spider webs in my back garden around my shed. I recognised them due to their messy box/sail like shape - as opposed to the traditional neat patterned web of a typical garden spider....

Baby false widow spider bite?

Baby false widow spider bite?

Was it a baby false widow spider bite? I'm pretty sure I sustained a baby false widow spider bite this summer but I'm not 100% sure. I have seen loads of the adults recently, really for the first time too. A neighbour told me last year that they had a lot of false...