Britain’s giant spider invasion: House spider bite leaves girl, four, with nasty rashes

A young girl was left with rashes all over her body after experiencing an extreme reaction to a giant house spider bite. Elle Hands from Northfields in Birmingham had rashes sprouting all over her body and face along with a swollen foot. Paramedics who attended the scene confirmed her reaction was due to a spider bite. Elle’s mother Penny said: ‘At first we thought Elle had been bitten outside, but I’ve seen some very large spiders in her bedroom and wonder if one of those attacked while she was asleep.’ ‘I want to make parents aware that a simple spider bite can have serious consequences.’Britain plays host to 14 different species of spider that can deliver such a bite.