“Who couldn’t love a house spider after listening to it!! I can see why it’s a favourite, he’s brilliant.”
Nicola Bradley, Head of Gardens, Lost Gardens of Heligan
The House Spider
With many thanks to Peter Smithers, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society
Entomologist, University of Plymouth
HOW TO RESPECT and PROTECT HOUSE SPIDERS
Try not to be afraid of House Spiders, they are not out to harm you.
Don’t flush them down the plughole, don’t throw them out of the window. Leave an escape route for them to help them out of the bath, they don’t want to be in there!
Spiders play an important role in our ecosystem by keeping the insect population in balance.