There are two types of people in the world. Put a spider in the middle in the room and you’ll meet them: those who are not afraid of spiders and those who completely dislike them. Spiders are beneficial because of their role as predators of insects and most cannot harm people. However, there are some that can and this is why they generally make some people uncomfortable. While rarely necessarily, spider pest control is the best process to manage spiders in and around your home.
The redback spider and the huntsman spider are popular Perth spiders. The redback is not a large spider – the body being about the size of a thumb nail. They are found in sheds, letter boxes, undersides of seats, and in garbage such as empty cans.
The Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders and can measure up to 15cm across the legs. While they may look dangerous and resemble a tarantula, they are harmless. In fact, they are quite handy to have around as they prey on the redback spider.
Spiders enter building through cracks and other openings. They can also be carried on items like plants, firewood, and boxes. If you are wanting perform spider control, there are two ways to help manage this: the non-chemical way and spider pest control. Regular vacuuming or sweeping is the non-chemical solution. If you are using this method, make sure you sweep windows, corners of rooms, storage areas, basements, and other seldom used areas helps remove spiders and their webs. Vacuuming spiders can be an effective method because their bodies are unable to survive this.
Pesticides are a great way to pest control spiders in places that a vacuum cleaner may not reach. Pest control professionals make use of sorptive dusts. It contains silica aerogel and pyrethrins and is useful in certain indoor situations. Particles of the dust affect the outer covering of spiders that have crept over a treated surface, causing them to dry out. When applied the dust provides permanent protection against spiders. It is most useful when used in cracks and crevices and in attics, wall voids, and other enclosed or unused places.
If you are part of the group that feels uncomfortable with spiders, then we suggest you call professionals in to investigate and assess the situation.
The Common House spider or Black House spider is generally black to grey in colour. A lot of spiders found around a property or inside houses are either this spider or from this family of spiders.
They are commonly found around windows, fences, pergolas, eaves and other areas that provide shelter, food and security. The web of this spider is tunnel like, it is usually obvious, roughly round and an entry hole. The female spider never leaves its nest unless forced to and she will repair the nest. The female stays with the sac and guards it. The sac maybe hidden inside the web or a near by crevice.
They generally feed on insects, usually ones that are attracted to light because they fall in their webs. The White-Tailed spider is one of these spider’s enemies.
The Common House spider or Black House spider has a nasty bite but not a deadly bite. They are usually very timid and most bite occurs when people attempt to move the nest or annoy them. Their bites are very painful and can cause local swelling. Other symptoms may occur such as nausea, vomiting, sweating and giddiness.
This spider as suggested by its name has very long legs with a body that is very small in comparison to its legs. This spider can often be found in and around houses.
They will often spin webs in corners of rooms and other areas that are not often disturbed, like under tables. This spider has never been known to bite a human and they feed on insects.
This spider is dark and has long legs in comparison with its body. It is a fairly flat and hairy spider that feeds mainly on insects.
They prefer to live outdoors in bark and will emerge at night to feed. It often enters houses and generally will be found on walls. They can move sideways very quickly and can grow up to between 40-45mm long. Their bite is not toxic but can leave a nasty bite.
Redback spiders are one of the best known and poisonous spiders. The female Redback bite can cause death or severe illness. The majority of these bites are received on the buttocks of the body generally when someone is sitting on a chair or on the toilet.
The Redback spider can be found all over Australia and generally will hide in stacked articles, under tables and chairs particularly outside and in rubbish. Redback spiders can often be identified by their distinct red strip on the top of their abdomen, but sometimes they can have an entirely black abdomen when they can be mistaken for your normal house spider.
This spider is dark grey to black in colour with a white marking on the tip of its abdomen. When found inside a house it is generally in the bathroom on a wall, under furniture or any other dark cool place.
If outside they can be found in leaf litter, bark, roof voids and eves around your house. The spider may become aggressive if touched or threatened.
Their bites are very painful and can cause ulceration in the area of the bite. Necrosis of the tissue surrounding the bite can be caused.