- Sunday 1st September 2019, 8:06pm
- United Kingdom
- 2,223 posts
Quote: Briosaid @ 28th August 2019, 12:14 AM
Yep I'm killing/hoovering up any spider I find now to try and get the population down. The only exception was a house spider I saw in my kitchen on Wednesday. I don't like killing them so I caught it and put it outside with a stern warning to stay away but with no hard feelings and best wishes for the future.
Got my first bite last night on my hand just above the thumb. I didn't feel the bite but started scratching it and noticed the two little fang marks. It throbbed a bit like a wasp sting for about an hour but subsided and the inflammation is only local to the puncture marks. I've read that the false widow venom isn't very potent and it's people scratching it and infection that causes problems so I keep applying Savlon and am keeping it covered with plasters. I turned a bedside cabinet upside down today and sure enough found the culprit in a web.