Hi, we live in RM16 (Orsett area) and first noticed a false widow around a year ago. It got our attention because of the strange web and on closer inspection and the internet it proved to be a false widow. Anyway around 2-3 months ago we noticed another web the other side of the conservatory. The new spider was quite a bit larger than the original one and in particular had a huge body, as if pregnant. Anyway we got rid of both over the fence in the garden but since then we are seeing them consistently in and around the house, none as big as the first two!
The media has made us slightly worried because we have 3 kids, of which the youngest plays in teh conservatory often. After reading this site though I feel a little more at ease.
As we have multiple should we be worried?
I will upload the pic of the very first one we had.