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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# false widow

Last year
False Widow spiders up to 230 times more poisonous than native species, study finds
The research was conducted by scientists from the Ryan Institute in NUI Galway.
All time
Quiz: How much do you know about falsehoods?
If you don’t want to see some spiders, look away now.
Irish scientists discover cause of 'skin-eating' conditions from False Widow spiders
The finding was the result of research carried out by scientists at NUI Galway.
Ireland's most venomous spider is on the increase and is heading indoors out of the cold
Maybe check that bed before you jump in!
If you find one of these things... DON'T PANIC
False Widow Spiders are now well established in Ireland and do not pose much danger.
Is the false widow spider in Ireland? Maybe...
*This article contains spiders.
UK school forced to close after becoming infested with venomous spiders
Worst reason to get a day off school EVER.
11 things you don't want to think about before bed
Things that make you go “nope”.
Debunked: Are Daddy Longlegs the most poisonous spiders in the world?
Perhaps you should take a wide berth next time you see one dangling above your bed.