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False Widow Spiders Set To Invade Irish Homes To Escape The Cold Weather

By Sarah

November 13, 2017 at 7:48am

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One of the most hated spiders in Ireland, the False Widow has been breeding at an alarming rate for more than 20 years, and is more venomous, lives longer and breeds faster than the common Irish house spider.

Recent mild weather means that they have thrived outside, but with temperatures set to plummet (the weekend reached below freezing in parts of the country), it's expected that the spiders will make their way into homes in search of a warmer place to live. 

A female false widow can live to the age of seven years, and produces 200 eggs every two months for four months of the year.

The false widow spider has been spotted in 16 counties, the majority of sightings in urban areas, with 620 of them removed from a single row of houses in Lucan.

We've put together a handy guide of how to keep spiders out of your house for good...

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