How to get rid of Spiders from your home of office
There are thousands of Spiders that call Australia home. Only two of the thousands of Australian spiders are capable of causing death, the Funnel-Web Spider and the Red Back Spider
How to get rid of Spiders
We would advise to leave the spiders alone. Many spiders in Australia are harmless, Although you can get yourself into serious trouble trying to remove some of Austalias most poisonous spiders. To Safely get rid of Spiders contact Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil for a pest inspection.
- If you see a spider, and feel confident it will not harm you, carefully cover it with a container like a glass jar, slide a piece of paper under it, and take it outside to enjoy some fresh air. You could try using gardening gloves or other thick gloves as a precaution. If it’s in a tight spot, like a windowsill, wait until it comes out and then catch it.
- If the spider is dangerous, or you aren’t confident with identifying it, or are terrified of spiders, then call Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil, the Australian Reptile Park (02 4340 1022; email@example.com), or the Poisons Information Hotline (13 11 26 ).
- If you are confident with catching a dangerous spider, put it in a sealed container with breathing holes, and drop it off to somewhere that milks venom, like the Australian Reptile Park.
- It’s not condoned nor advised to try and kill a spider (after all, if you miss, you may anger it), but if you really feel this is the only way, then make sure you do it quickly, with a bug spray or a single, accurate hit.
How to prevent Spider infestations
- Eliminate clutter and clean often and well.
- Keep them from coming indoors by sealing all entries into your home. This includes windows and door
- Use natural deterrents like peppermint oil or eucalyptus oil.
If you see Spiders in or around your home you might have a Spiders Infestation.
An eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen. Spiders have fangs that inject poison into their prey, and most kinds spin webs in which to capture insects.
Their abdomens bear appendages that have been modified into spinnerets that extrude silk from up to six types of silk glands within their abdomen. Spider webs vary widely in size, shape and the amount of sticky thread used.
Only two of the thousands of Australia spiders are capable of causing death which are the funnelweb spider and the red back spider. Spiders usually only bite when provoked, but care should be exercised in all contact with these creatures.
Common spider species found entering homes in Australia include: Huntsman Spider, Red Back Spider, Funnelweb Spider, White-tailed Spider
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Australia’s Most Dangerous spiders are:
- Sydney funnel-web
- Other funnel-webs
- Redback spider
- Mouse spider
- Trap door spiders
- White-tailed spiders
- Australian tarantulas
- Recluse spider
- Huntsman spider
- Common garden orb weaver spider
Huntsman Spiders are large, long- legged spiders, usually grey to brown. Most species have rather flattened bodies adapted for living in narrow spaces under lookse bark or rock crevices.
They are found living under loose bark on trees, on rock walls and on the ground under rocks and bark slabs.
Many species are known to enter houses and cars in search of food and shelter, being found on roofs in houses, behind sun visors and running across the dashboard in cars.
The bite of a huntsman spider is low risk to humans. They are non- aggressive, very timid and will try to avoid human contact. Although not dangerous, the bit of a huntsman can be painful. A cold pack can relieve pain.
Red Back Spider
A Red back spider has a black or brown body with a red mark on its back. Their body is about the size of a large pea.
Red back Spiders are commonly found inside logs, under rubble and rubbish, among rocks and in sheds.
The bite of a Red back spider is a danger to humans. The poison is known to cause sickness with sweating, vomiting and pain. Their bite could be fatal. However, since an anti venom for Red back bites was discovered, no one has died.
Seek medical attention straight away as anti venom is available and very effective! Do not bandage the bit, but apply iced water and take simple painkillers.
White- tailed spiders a medium sized spiders with a dark reddish to grey, cigar- shaped body with dark orange- brown banded legs.
They are commonly found beneath bark and rocks, in leaf litter logs and debris in bush, gardens and houses.
Bites cause initial burning pain followed by swelling and itchiness at the bitten area. In some case, blistering and ulceration have been occasionally reported, but are uncommon.
Seek medical attention straight away and keep calm. Do not bandage the bite, but apply iced water or an ice pack to reduce the swelling and take simple painkillers to treat the pain.
Funnel-web spiders are some of the world’s most deadly spiders. They have large black bodies with a shiny head.
They can be found in burrows in the ground, or in stumps, tree trunks or ferns above the ground.
When bitten by a funnelweb spider, people feel great pain at the site of the bite, followed by nausea and abdominal pain. They also experience difficulty breathing and weakness or numbness of the muscles. Sweating, excessive saliva production and heavy coughing is also common.
If bitten by a Funnel-Web spider kelp calm. If a limb is bitten, apply pressure bandage to the bit area and around the limb towards the heart. Collect the specimen of the spider and seek medical aid as soon as possible.