pests

Spiders

Spider

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs, and appendages with fangs that inject venom. There are currently 40,000 known species of spider with the number always set to increase. They come in many sizes, shapes and colours and even produce a variety of different webs. They have the capability of producing silk from a number of different glands in their system that can be used to make webs.

Why is it considered a pest?
Spiders are usually considered as pests due to the harm that they can cause to humans. Death is a rare case, however, pain, rashes, irritation, headaches, nausea and vomiting are a common attribute to spider bites in the home in Australia. Besides the harm, they can also be considered a nuisance due to the excessive webbing they can make around the home.

Where can it be found in Australia?
Spiders can be found throughout Australia, though there are different species that can be found in different states as well.

Where it’s usually found in the home?
Spiders can develop there nests inside and outside the home. Depending on the species, they can be in rooftops, under tiles, in underground burrows and basically anywhere where they feel they can reproduce in safety.

Typical signs of infestation?
The typical signs of spider infestation are numerous amounts of sightings of the actual spiders and a build up of web in and around the house. Also, frequent sightings of small hatchling spiders are a common sign.

Common types of Spiders?

  • Red back Spiders
  • Male and Female Sydney Funnel Web Spiders
  • White Tail Spiders
  • Male and Female Mouse Spiders
  • Black House Spiders
  • Wolf Spiders
  • Trap Door Spiders
  • Orb Weaving Spiders
  • Huntsman Spider
  • Daddy-Long Legs Spider