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Spiders

 

About Spiders

Spiders love untidy houses. They also provide a food-chain for each other! If you have common black house spiders, there is a good chance you will soon have white-tail spiders too. The white-tail eats common black house spiders.

 

You will notice spiders more often during summer, or unseasonably hot days. When it’s hot, spiders are more active because it’s dry. Spiders are not fans of damp environments.

Untidy areas will attract spiders

If there are any areas around your home that are untidy, or just contains collections or piles of stuff, you will very likely have spiders too.

 

Common places for spiders to hide in include pot plants, wood piles, old tires, buckets, or anywhere that might give them a nice, dark, undisturbed place. 

 

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Preventing spiders is easy

Preventing spiders is as easy as restricting their access to food and shelter. When you have a clean and tidy home, you have two things: Fewer insects, which spiders eat. And fewer places in which spiders will hide. Moving items like wood piles, or collections of old shoes at the back door, away from your house will also do a lot to prevent them from going inside your house.

How to treat spiders

Spiders are treated during a general pest control treatment. This will not only spray all of the common surfaces and entries inside your home, but will also treat the outside of your house: Including those webby eaves under your verandah.

Signs of spiders 

One of the first things we expect to see if we have a spider infestation is webs. Webs range from the haphazard, often dusty, hanging webs of the daddy long legs, to the tangled but fine and silky webs spun by redbacks. But this is not always the case, particularly when it comes to garden-dwellers. Some spiders live in burrows in the ground, like the famous Sydney Funnelweb spider.

Common places were spiders hide

When you start looking for spiders, look for crevices, cracks, and undisturbed places. These can include:

  • ceiling corners
  • walls
  • corners of your skirting boards
  • corners of windows
  • eaves

A strong sign is seeing hatchlings

When you see a lot of little hatchling spiders, that’s the strongest sign that you have an infestation. Spiders tend to breed in autumn as the weather cools down. It’s around this time that you may also start to see egg-sacs attached in the kinds of areas that spiders like.

Spiders infest areas where there is food

If you have a spider infestation, then it is very likely that they are feeding on another kind of insect. Remember, pests are like humans: They will tend to settle where there is good shelter and a good food supply. When your pest controller comes in to help you deal with your spider problem, it’s a good idea to ask them what that food source is likely to be. That way, you can prevent future infestation.

What to do when you have a spider infestation

In Australia, you’re better to be safe than sorry when it comes to spiders. The best, and fastest way, is to book a job with a pest controller. 

Common spiders

There are some spiders that are common in properties and households in Australia. This page lists the top five, most common spiders.

Daddy long legs

The famous daddy long legs, so-called because he has very long legs. Here are some things you may not know about the humble daddy long legs:

If you disturb him, he will spin in his web like crazy, to warn you away. It will spin so fast that it becomes a blur. It was introduced into Australia from Europe by accident. It’s not true that the daddy long legs is incredibly venomous; in fact, some researchers believe that notion spread as a result of their consumption of redbacks. The daddy long legs eats other spiders and occupies their webs. And, sometimes, they do it in groups. One spider that he is notable for eliminating is the redback. Yes, really. Here’s proof:

 

 

Black house spider

The common black house spider is a relatively indistinct kind of spider, much like its name. Typically black, brown, or grey, this spider can sometimes be mistaken for a Funnel-web. If the web is clean, it’s a black house spider. 

  • The black house spider builds webs on tree trunks, logs, walls, buildings, window frames, and and wall crevices (among other similar types of places)
  • House spiders feed on insects that are attracted to the light of windows and lamps
  • The black house spider lives for about two years, and its hatchlings emerge in summer
  • It will never leave its web, unless you force it to, which is why you’re unlikely to be bitten by one.

Redback spider

Perhaps the most infamous Australian spider, the redback’s bite can be lethal for the very young and very old. Since the introduction of antivenin in the early 1980s, nobody has died. If you are bitten, you should call an ambulance. 

  • Bites can be excruciating, and can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, nausea, pyrexia, hypertension, and even paralysis
  • Spiders don’t always have a red stripe
  • Lives in dry areas, like garages, bins, and letterboxes.

Mouse spider

Mouse spiders live in burrows in the garden. They are extremely venomous, very similar in nature to the redback. As a result, you should consider them dangerous to you. If you’re bitten, call an ambulance.

  • Mouse spider burrows can be up to 1 metre in depth
  • Female mouse spiders are much larger than male house spiders
  • The mouse spider is not aggressive, but will bite you if you provoke it.
  • Mouse spiders are often mistaken for funnel-web spiders.

Huntsman spiders

True to their names, the huntsman spiders hunt for their prey. They are extremely common in Australia, but unlike their smaller cousins, are not venomous. A bite will hurt, but it won’t do you any damage.

  • Huntsman spiders don’t spin webs
  • Huntsman spiders prefer to live under bark, under eaves, or in cracks in buildings
  • The huntman is shy and will tend to stay in one spot if you leave it alone. But if you disturb them, they can move sideways incredibly quickly. 

 

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