I’m a pest expert – 50p kids toy from B&M will banish deadly spiders from your home

A pest expert has unveiled B&M’s 50p children’s toy that will ban deadly spiders from your home.

Spiders usually start coming indoors in September, and sightings may become more frequent in your home.

Spiders often like to come into people's homes


Spiders often like to come into people’s homes
But chalk is a useful tool to get rid of those pesky crawlies


But chalk is a useful tool to get rid of those pesky crawliesPhoto credit: B&M

Millions of the eight-legged invaders invade our homes looking for a mate so the females can lay eggs before hibernating.

However, according to experts, there is an interesting way to keep those pesky crawlies away.

Spiders taste with their feet and don’t like the taste of chalk.

Drawing a chalk line around your bed, along window frames, and near doors will create a zone free of spiders that your animals won’t want to cross.

And chalk couldn’t be cheaper, coming off the shelves at B&M and other outlets for just 50p apiece.

Although most spiders in the UK are harmless, the false widow is poisonous.

False widows were the same size as a 50p piece and were virtually unknown in Britain 25 years ago.

Their dentures can cause severe swelling and discomfort in the most severe cases.

Pest control expert Clive Boase said: “The number of fake widows in the UK is growing all the time.”

“In fact, people are not aware of how common they have become.

“There are half a dozen different species of False Widow, and they can survive both indoors and outdoors.

“They love conservatories and plumbing, window frames, porches, attics and garages, and like living under kitchen appliances and closets.

“They are generally shy animals and will not go outside, but could crawl into curtains or perhaps clothing lying on the floor.

“They can certainly cause a painful bite, although there have been very few reports of this as it is only used as a last resort.”

“Bites usually result from the spider being handled roughly or perhaps being pinched between clothing and skin.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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