In need of Spider Pest Control?
The control of spiders involves identifying the type of spider and implementing a suitable treatment. The following spiders are considered a problem:
BLACK HOUSE SPIDER: SPIDER PEST CONTROL
Black house spiders are poisonous, but are not dangerous to humans. To receive a bite from them is uncommon as they are timid.
The bite may be excruciatingly painful and cause local swelling. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sweating and giddiness are occasionally recorded.
In a few cases, skin lesions have developed after multiple bites.
They form funnel shaped webs around windows and door ways, under the roof line, eves and close to light sources that may attract prey.
WHITE TAILED SPIDER: SPIDER PEST CONTROL
White-tailed spiders wander about human dwellings (beds) and may be encountered unexpectedly, unlike the black house spider and the red back
which are more often seen in a web.
They are responsible for a high number of spider bites compared with other Australian spiders, because of their wandering habits.
Most often the victims had been bitten by spiders that had got into beds clothing and towels.
Effects from the white tailed spider bite include local pain, red mark and swelling, itchiness. Ulcers and necrosis have also been attributed to their bites.
RED BACK SPIDER: SPIDER PEST CONTROL
Red-backs build untidy webs and are commonly found in kids play equipment, stored items in garage or sheds, adjacent to walls and fences, beneath outdoor furniture and even in the garden tap that hasn’t been used for a while. The upper part of the red backs web is sticky and is used to catch its prey and the lower part is used as the living quarters.
If you find a red back spider, it usually means there are more. It is recommended that a pest control technician carry out a thorough treatment. Removing the webs will not provide any control.
The bite may be painful from the start, but sometimes only feels like a pinprick or mild burning sensation. Within an hour, victims generally develop more severe local pain with local swelling and sometimes (goosebumps). Pain, swelling and redness spread from the site.
Severe pain can persist for 24 hours after being bitten. Other symptoms include swelling, stiffness and pain around the bite through to paralysis of the lower limbs.
Medical advice is recommended after being bitten by a red back spider.