An army of 100 green-fanged spiders the size of tablespoons have invaded a young family's home.
Dan Jackson and his three-year-old son Ruben are scared to go outside as 'tube web spiders' have filled every hole and crack in their garden and walls.
The black creatures with shiny green fangs sew distinctive tube-shaped webs inside cracks and holes and wait by the entrance for prey to touch the strands.
Now Mr Jackson, 29, is worried they may get into his house and harm his son, as their bites can cause a sharp injection-like pain.
Mr Jackson is concerned the spiders could move inside his home and bite his son Ruben (pictured together)
The online trader from Southampton said: 'I'm not scared of spiders but even I'm freaked out by these ones.
'I first saw one when I went out into my garden and didn't think much of it.
The official name for the spider is the Segestria florentina. While the pain from a bite can last for hours, their venom has no lasting effect on people.
They are one of the largest spiders in Europe and are nocturnal hunters that prey on cockroaches, moths, bees and wasps.
Females reach a body length of up to 22mm and males up to 15mm.
Mr Jackson said: 'My home backs onto woods so I think that must be where they have all come from.