Reader spins out some spider advice after find
Dear Joanna (‘Horror over spider find’ - 7DAYS, March 29), I read the article with interest on the Brown Widow spider you found in your home. This spider is commonly found in South Africa and Asia and parts of America. Maybe you unwittingly brought her over at some point from your home? I would not panic as she is a very shy spider and non-aggressive unless provoked. The Brown Widow will inject hardly any venom in humans so she is pretty harmless unless you are allergic to the bite.