Spider control

How do I know if I have a spider problem?

Aside from regularly finding live spiders in your living areas, there are a number of other indicators that you may need a professional spider control treatment:

  • Spider webs in or around your home.
  • Burrows or small holes in your gardens surrounding your home.
  • A multitude of other insects in or around your home that spiders may use as a food source.
  • Spider egg or silk sacs in webs or fixed to surfaces around your home (each egg sack holds around 100 eggs).
Black house spiderBlack house spider
Daddy long legs spiderDaddy long legs spider
Huntsman spiderHuntsman spider

Spiders typically inhabit small dark spaces or areas where there is little to disturb them, such as in attics or at the junctions where the walls meet the ceiling. It is also a good idea to check basements or any other areas of your home where there is moisture, as spiders typically prefer those sorts of environments.

Why do I need spider control?

Spiders are typically most active when the temperature starts to cool in autumn, as they are looking for a mate around this time. While most spiders are relatively harmless and can actually help manage pest control around your home as they prey upon other insects, there are a few species that are highly venomous, very dangerous and can even be deadly. These species include:

Sydney funnel-web spiderSydney funnel-web spider
Red-back spiderRed-back spider
White-tailed spiderWhite-tailed spider
  • The Sydney funnel-web spider – notorious for its aggressive behaviour, this is one of the world’s most venomous spiders and under no circumstances should be disturbed if found. This spider can be identified by its large black-coloured body, with bulky legs and abdomen, and large front fangs.
  • The red-back spider – while not as dangerous as the funnel-web, this spider can give an excruciating bite and be fatal to the very young and elderly alike. This spider can be identified by its roundish black body and red stripe on its back.
  • The white-tailed spider – this spider can cause severe swelling and pain around the bite area but is not deadly unless victim suffers an allergic reaction to the venom. This spider can be identified by its elongated abdomen, and tiny white spot on its rear at the end of the abdomen.

How can I prevent a spider infestation?

There a number of steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of a spider infestation in your home, such as:

  • Vacuum regularly, both on the floor and up behind cupboards and large furniture.
  • Remove any webs in and around your home regularly.
  • Fill any gaps or cracks in and around your home to prevent spiders from entering.
  • Clear your home of general clutter, especially in outside areas close to your home, like firewood storage or compost heaps.
  • Remove all prey insects from your home to prevent spiders from having an indoor food source.

How can Precision Pest Control solve my spider problem?

The professionals at Precision Pest Control in your region have extensive local knowledge and experience of the habits and various species of spiders, as well as methods of treatment used in controlling spiders on your property. Our spider control treatment plan consists of:

  • A professional inspection carried out to assess the extent of the problem and identify the species of spider, immediately reporting back to you about the severity of the infestation.
  • treatment plan recommendation tailored specifically to your home, taking into account the species of spider and the extent of the spider control issue.
  • The recommended treatment will be carried out by one of our highly experienced pest professionals, with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • The Precision Pest Control professional who carried out the treatment will then compile a fully comprehensive report adhering to the Australian Standards, which will be explained to you under our pest control warranty.

We operate in Sydney and surrounds, Canberra, Newcastle and the Central Coast in NSW, as well as the Sunshine Coast down to Brisbane in Queensland. As we noted, we have experienced pest controllers in each area we operate and they will be familiar with any spider species in your area.

Call Precision Pest Control on 1300 655 524 for more information about how we can provide fast and effective spider control.