A cluster of venomous eight-legged insects left residents terrified in the small town of Abington, Northamptonshire this week. Shocking images showed huge webs which were created by false widow spiders engulfing the garden. More than 15 of the venomous arachnids were counted in the garden on Saturday morning.
“The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will always be our top priority.
“The school also closed in 2018 for a spider sighting, but staff have assured parents that there is ‘no cause for concern’.”
False widows are often mistaken for the deadlier black widow spider.
Black widows are found in warmer regions such as Australia, the US and South America.
Some markings can look like they’re skull-shaped but many of them have very few markings.
They are more often found in southern England but are moving north, according to The Wildlife Trusts.
September tends to be a particularly active month for spiders and is often known as “spider season”.
The weather is both damp and warm which is the perfect environment for spiders to mate.