Of the 35,000 species+ of spiders in the world, Australia is home to to a few thousand and home to the most dangerous ones. Each species need specific pest control treatment. House Spiders enjoy quiet, hidden spaces where they can find food and water. Spaces that are not fully visible or that have a lot of clutter make it easy for spiders to hide. You’ll often find them in storage spaces, garages, sheds, light fixtures, and forested areas. They cause considerable discomfort to many homeowners and one pest most people cannot stand sharing their space with.
- Spiders were among the first animals to live on land, an estimated 400 million years ago.
- The Australian funnel-web spiders are among the deadliest spiders in the world in the effect their bites have on humans.
- In Australia, only male Sydney Funnel Web Spiders and Red back Spiders have caused human deaths, but none have occurred since anti-venoms were made available in 1981.
- About 30-40 people are bitten by funnel-web spiders each year
- Approximately 2000 people are bitten by Red back Spiders each year.
- In Australia, bites from at least two kinds of spiders (wolf spiders and white-tailed spiders) in some cases cause skin necrosis.
- Bites from many Australian spiders can cause localised reactions, with symptoms such as swelling and local pain at the site of the bite, headaches, sweating, nausea and vomiting.
- Australia's biggest, the northern species Selenocosmia crassipes can grow to 6 cm in body length with a leg span of 16 cm.
- Daddy-long-legs Spiders can kill and eat other spiders, including Red back Spiders whose venom can be fatal to humans. Their venom glands and fangs are very small. The jaw bases are fused together, giving the fangs a narrow gape that would make attempts to bite through human skin ineffective.
We apply a full comprehensive, licensed and formulated solution to remove pests safely.