Channel 5 News: How big is the threat from false widow spiders?

On Channel 5 Newstalk Live discussing the false widow spider, it’s rising numbers in the UK, and just what kind of a threat they pose.

Sensationalist headlines seem to accompany the false widow spider. Not helped by it’s name and not helped by the fact it is known as Britain’s most venomous spider. However, it has a much more user friendly name – the comb-footed spider, and it’s venom is no more dangerous than a wasp or bee sting.

Sinister name for a not so sinister spider

Sinister name for a not so sinister spider