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SPIDERS

Spiders would be one of the scariest creatures to live in and around our homes or businesses. They incite more fear than favor and even provoke a phobia.

 

While most spiders pose little or no danger, Australia is home to some the most venomous spiders in the world. They are the most widely distributed venomous creatures in Australia, with an estimated 10’000 species inhabiting a variety of ecosystems. But even though spiders live around us bites are infrequent.

Unsightly webs around light fittings, eaves and outdoor areas are more the reason people’s attention are drawn to them. Spiders are capable of producing silk which is elastic sticky and strong, it is used for webs to catch prey and construct their egg casings.  The size and shape of these webs vary from species to species.

Redback Spiders along with its close cousin the Brown Widow Spider are found throughout Australia,  and in many habitats including urban areas. They often hide in hot dry, sheltered places such as garden sheds, mailboxes and children’s swing sets. Immediate medical attention should be sought if bitten.

The Neat Freaks pest management technicians can tailor a spider treatment specific to your needs. We can identify harbourages and treat to minimise any risk.  Although, our spider treatments are more effective on webbing spiders, as ground dwelling spiders do not spend enough time in contact with our control agents.