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There are over 35,000 different species of spiders known worldwide, of which there are around five hundred species living in Australia. Some of the most common spiders that we come across are the jumping spider, huntsman spider, wolf spider, red-back spider and the golden orb weaver spider.
Spiders are considered as arthropods and belong to the class Arachnids, their body is made up of two segments: the head and the abdomen, along with four pairs of legs. Beyond these characteristics the look of a spider varies greatly from the large nomadic huntsman which can move very quickly to the small roundish red-back spider which as the name suggests has a red spot on its back and spends its life surrounded by its web.
After mating, in which some species of spiders the female will eat the male, the female spider lays several egg capsules. Once these hatch the young spiders will generally disperse away from the egg capsule by various means before settling down to start the cycle again.
Spiders range from the nomadic huntsman to the less mobile red-back spiders which create a web to trap insects. There are many different “styles” of webs from the often large and well structured orb weavers to the more chaotic red-back spider’s web. The red-back spider and a number of other spider species can often be found under the eaves, around outside air vents and in wood piles.
Spiders don’t attack unless provoked by handling or any other contact. The two most common and dangerous species of spiders that attack with painful bites are the Sydney funnel-web and the red-back spider. The red-back spider is known to have neurotoxin venoms with bites causing excruciating pain. An effective antivenin is available for the treatment of the red-back spider bite.
Non chemical spider control methods include: Keeping the household and surroundings clean to discourage insect infestation by dusting and use of vacuum cleaners to remove spider webs and eggs. Non toxic residual aerosols should be used for a longer period of time to knock out spiders completely.
Please ask us about our Perth Total Extermination Plan which offers ‘on-demand’ protective services for specified pests in all areas inside and outside of your home. For termite inspections in Perth telephone: (08) 9313 2871 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Spider Control in Perth.