Treatment for Spiders
Do you have a problem with spiders in your house? Our trained pest technicians provide a range of spider control techniques to help remove them from your home. Pro Pest Control Gold Coast has over 20 years experience in the industry. We service both reodential and commercial properties throughout the Gold Coast.
Spiders have a bad reputation. Generally they should be left alone as they are an important part of our ecosystem. Most of the common spiders in Australia don’t really count as pests. You can can have a spider problem if they start spinning webs in your home. If this happens you need professional spider control experts. We can provide you with a effective spider control service that will remove them from your property.
Spiders tend to keep to themselves, spinning their webs and crawling around looking for food. But in some cases they can be pests that mess with your home and your life. Here’s how to identify spiders so you know what your dealing with next time you see one.
What Are Spiders?
Spiders are 8 legged arthropods that have both fangs that inject venom and spinnerets that will extrude silk. This allows the spiders to spin their trademark webs, and despite being very unique they are also very diverse when it comes to their species. They’ve also been able to live on every continent except for Antarctica, and are carnivorous creatures that feed on the prey they trap inside of their webs.
The Mouse Spider (Missulena Occatoria)
Mouse spiders are about 35mm in size, are dark brown to black in colour, and live in small burrows that allow them to ambush and also overpower much larger prey. Their venom has never killed a human, but if you happen to be bitten by a mouse spider, you need to seek medical attention immediately.
Red Back Spider (Latrodectus Hasseltii)
As the name suggests this spider has a distinctive red marking on its back that makes the otherwise all black spider very easy to see. The Female of the species is the biggest and tends to be a ground spider, catching and eating prey much bigger than itself. The males are smaller and live for about 6 to 7 months, while the females tend to live for two to three years.
Harvestman Spider (Phalangium Opillo)
This brown and cream colored spider has about a 1/8th inch to 3/8th inch sized body, and they are able to both climb trees and hunt on the ground. They feed on various bugs, and the females lay only one batch of eggs.
Are spider bites deadly?
In general, the most common spiders are not even aggressive, much less deadly. Spiders which can be poisonous are the funnel web, red-back and white-tail varieties. Most at risk for problems around the bites of these spiders are children and the elderly.
Most spider bites only cause pain and minor swelling at the bite. However, if you are allergic to the venom, and are bitten, seek treatment immediately. Spiders, in fact, help control other insects that are pests, such as millipedes.
Since most spiders are beneficial to gardens by helping control other damaging pests, relocating spiders whenever possible is the best option.
In your home, the best protection against spider bites is to prevent them from entering the house. Remember, however, always check shoes and clothing that has been left on the floor before wearing as our eight-legged friends like to hide. Spiders are easy to deter with fly screens on windows and basic draft protection. Spider-specific insecticide should be a last resort only in the case of an infestation.
Spiders are our friends.
In a case of benefit outweighing harm, spiders should be respected rather than feared. Teaching children to identify spiders and how to relocate them safely is beneficial to the entire ecosystem.
Spider Control Tips
In order to make sure that spiders are not crawling into your home and spinning webs around, you can do these things:
- Seal up your home, making sure that all cracks, crevices, and openings are fixed up.
- You can collect spiders from their webs and then deposit them in new homes outside
- You can place fitted screens on all your windows to prevent the animals that the spiders eat from getting into your home. If the food doesn’t get in, then the spiders won’t have any cause to roost.
How can spiders be avoided?
Often found in gardens where they like to make webs or burrow to nest, the most common bites are related to gardening. Because spiders are well-spread throughout most of Australia, if you are an avid gardener you will want to take the following precautions:
- Check for spider webs before you start digging or handling plants
- Always wear protective gloves and shoes when gardening
- If you are bitten, use basic first aid unless you have a severe reaction
Why Choose Us
- 12 month spider control warranty – Excluding Non webbing spiders
- Eco-friendly methods to eradicate spiders
- Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association Member
- Affordable and Reliable – We Turn up on time.
- 20 Years of Experience on the Gold Coast
- 100% guarantee on all work
- Queensland Government Licensed Pest Technicians
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- Local Gold Coast Business
- Eco-friendly Treatments
- 100% Customer Focused service
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- Spider Control
- Non webbing spiders normally require alternative methods
- External and Internal Eradication
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