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Spiders - Pest Control

Funnel Web Spider  Red Back Spider  White Tail Spider 
Wolf Spider  Mouse Spider  Black House Spider 
Trap Door  Huntsman Spider  Orb Weaver Spider 
Saint Andrews Cross Spider     

If you have a Spider Problem, call the experts. Spiders can vary in their range of colours, and sizes but they all have eight legs. They are commonly feared and disliked as some spider bites can be fatal.

Some species like warm dark places such as roof voids, subfloors, air vents and the eaves around your home. They like moist areas or should I say their food source (flies, mosquitoes, moths) like these areas so it attracts the spiders.

Don’t have stored goods, rubbish, or foliage against the house as this will be the perfect breading grounds for the spiders you don’t want around your home.

Ensure that the gaps under doors are fitted with draught catchers and seals to help prevent the spiders from entering indoors. Fly screens on windows don’t just keep the food source out it can stop spiders, so ensure they don’t have holes in them and are fitted right.

Washing baskets left outside on the ground can be the easiest ride indoors for spider.
Below are the main types of spiders you will encounter are in order from the most dangerous and deadly. Note that all spiders are dangerous as each person’s body may respond differently.

• The female funnel web spider’s body is approx 30mm in length with the male’s approx 25mm.
• They are covered in reddish hairs and are a shiny black/purplish colour.
• They are highly aggressive and will attack if cornered or threatened.
• You are more likely to come in contact with the male funnel web spider when the weather is warm and humid as they will be searching for a mate.
• The funnel web spider lives in burrows underground and if the soil is disturbed by construction/digging or heavy rain they will be looking for a new home.
• They are one of the world’s most venomous spiders so if bitten call 000 and attend to first aid ASAP as bites are fatal if anti venom is not administered.

Funnel Web Spider


Red Back Spider


• The spider varies greatly in size with the females generally bigger than the males.
• They do not always have the red marking.
• They can be found in dry areas such as inside letter boxes, underneath garden seats, in sub floors and dark moist areas.
• If bitten call 000 and attend to first aid as the bite can be fatal.

• They are grey-black in colour and have a white section at the end of its tail.
• White tails like cool moist areas, like in garden beds with mulch and vines or shrubs up against buildings.
• If bitten seek medical advice ASAP as it can cause Pain, nausea, swelling and itching around the bite site and in rare cases an allergic reaction can occur causing ulceration and blistering likened to gangrene.

White Tail Spider


Wolf Spider


• The wolf spiders body is approx 15mm to 30mm in length and it is a greyish brown colour.
• It has markings similar to the union jack on its back.
• The females will carry its young on her back.
• They live in burrows in the ground and will hunt for food at night.
• They will bite if threatened and medical advice should be sought ASAP as they are poisonous.

• The mouse spider’s body is approx 35mm in length.
• The males sometimes have a red head and large fangs.
• They live in burrows approx 1m down in the ground.
• During the daytime especially after rain, the males can be found wandering around looking for a female.
• The males will bite if threatened and medical attention should be sought ASAP as they are poisonous and the bite can be very painful.

Mouse Spider



Black House Spider


• The black house spider’s body is approx 15mm in length and it is a velvety black or dark brown colour.
• They like to live around gutters, sheds, window frames, eaves and in your garden beds with rock and bark.
• If bitten seek medical advice ASAP as it can cause vomiting, headaches, sweating and severe pain around the site of the bite.

• They are brown-dark brown in colour and are covered in fine hairs.
• Trap doors are a ground spider and like to nest in dry exposed areas and cover the top of the burrow with a lid made from its silk.
• They rarely bite and are timid unless threatened.
• There bite can be painful but not harmful to humans.

Trap Door


Huntsman Spider


• The huntsman spider’s front 2 legs are longer than the other 6.
• They’re body is approx 25mm in length and they are covered in hair.
• They are light brown colour with small dark markings on their body.
• They like to live in the eaves around your home, in bark or rocky areas and in your roof.
• Females will be more protective of her young in summer. But they are a more likely to move away when threatened. If bitten seek first aid as the bite is painful.

• The orb weaver spider’s body is approx 20 to 30mm in length.
• Their body is very round and has a dark to light brown pattern across it and it is covered in purplish hairs.
• They spin large webs during summer and can be found spinning them between shrubs and trees within your garden.
• They are not aggressive and rarely bite as they tend to move away if threatened.

Orb Weaver Spider


Saint Andrews Cross Spider


• The saint Andrews cross has a yellow body with brown stripes. Its body is approx 5 to 15mm in length.
• They will be found in gardens in large webs during the summer and can be seen upside down in the web.
• They are not aggressive and will tend to move away if threatened.