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Pest Control for Spiders

[column place=”first” width=”six” custom_class=”” ] [dropcap]M[/dropcap]ost species of spiders do not attempt to bite ; many have fangs that are not capable of piercing the skin. However, some will, with results that are similar to a wasp or bee sting. There is the chance that a person can have an allergic reaction to the venom. Medical attention should be sought if bitten. Some trap their prey in webs or snares; others are active hunters that use excellent vision to stalk or ambush their food. Virtually all spiders have poison glands that connect with the fangs. Venom produced by the glands apparently is used to kill or paralyse prey and in defence. Only a few species, such as the Redback, Whitetail and the Funnel Web, have venom that is very toxic or harmful to humans.

Treatment includes:

  • Apply liquid spray to base of internal and external walls.
  • Dust ceiling, sweep holes, cracks and crevices.
  • Liquid spray around windows and door frames and other areas identified upon inspection or advised by the client.
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Kinds of Spiders

Spiders are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other orders of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica.

There are several different kinds of spiders that intrude on our lives.


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White Tail Spiders

Are found under bark, tree litter, crevices indoors and outdoors. Its bite causes pain and ulcerations to the skin.
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Redback Spiders

Are found in dry and sheltered areas, around buildings, subfloors, garages, building materials and rubbish piles. Its bite has been known to cause death.
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Funnel Web Spiders

Found in dark moist conditions generally outside. Its bite can be fatal.
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Common Black House Spiders

Are found in tree trunks, rock walls and crevices. Guttering, and window frames. Their webs are messy with a funnel like entrance.
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Wolf Spiders

Are ground dwelling spiders. Markings that look like the Union Jack are cephalothoraxes.
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Mouse Spider

Is often mistaken for a Funnel Web spider. It, to, is ground dwelling. Its fangs and head cephalothoraxes are enlarged.
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Golden Orb Spiders

Are more of a nuisance. Their thick webs in the garden are beneficial for catching insects however they have been known to catch the odd bird or two.
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St. Andrew’s Cross

Found in the garden, there thick web are beneficial for catching insects in the garden.
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Huntsman Spider

Generally lives in the garden under bark in the daytime and quite often enter the home.
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Trap door Spiders

Are also often mistaken for the funnel web spider. They too are ground dwelling and are often found in dry areas of the lawn and garden in holes.
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If bitten...


Medical attention should be sought if bitten. Virtually all spiders have poison glands that connect with the fangs. Venom produced by the glands apparently is used to kill or paralyze prey and in defense. However, only a few species, such as the Redback, Whitetail and the Funnel Web, have venom that is very toxic or harmful to humans.

First aid if bitten


Remain calm, collect the spider, if possible, for positive identification and get medical attention immediately (contact your physician, hospital and/or Poison Information Center & apply antiseptic solution to prevent infection and ice packs to relieve local swelling and pain directly to the bite area.)

Steps to prevent encounters with spiders:


  • Shake out clothing and shoes before dressing, and inspect bedding and towels before using.
  • Do not go barefoot or handle firewood without gloves.
  • Remove piles of rubbish ; eliminate cluttered areas in garages, wardrobes, roof cavities and other outbuildings.
  • Dust and vacuum thoroughly and more in normally undisturbed places.



Pest Control for Spiders

Have your house free from those pesky Spiders.