Not A Spider You Meet In Ireland Every DayAuthor: Central Pest Control | Tuesday 17/06/2014
At the end of last week, we were called out to tackle a spider problem in a home in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Imagine our surprise when the problem in question turned out to be this guy (pictured), a White-Tailed Black spider from Australia/New Zealand!
The homeowner had recently returned from New Zealand and it looks like the little arachnid decided to hitch a lift in their clothing or luggage. These particular spiders can give a very nasty bite, so we removed it promptly and forwarded it to a panel of expert entomologists we work with at Trinity College Dublin.
I have dealt with the Central Pest Control crew for a number of years. Their determination and work ethic are the key reasons for their success. They are highly motivated pest-control professionals who always listen to their customers. Honest and open in their dealings with people, they never lose sight of the bigger picture. In short, thoroughly decent chaps and I wish them all the best for the future.