Australia has just over 1,000 spider species including the most dangerous one in the world, so it’s no surprise we offer spider pest control services. Spiders pose a serious threat when found in your property. They are attracted to warm, dark small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents, and in the eaves of your property. There are other spiders that prefer the outdoors, weaving webs in your garden beds, outdoor furniture and playground equipment. Spider control carried out by a Pest Expert is the only option for people who have a genuine fear of spiders or to take control of large or repetitive infestations. If you find spiders in your home, fear not, call Rebel Pest Professionals.
Types of Spiders
Here are some of the most common spiders in Newcastle and surrounding areas.
Signs of a Spider Infestation
Look for spider webs
The size and shape of spider webs vary by species. Some are orb-shaped while others are funnel-shaped. Some spiders live in burrows rather than webs, while others are free-ranging and take refuge in crevices.
Check damp spots
Some spiders are attracted to moist environments. Check your subfloor, roof void, outbuildings and other damp locations for webs and spiders.
Other spiders can be found inside in cornices, on walls, above cupboards and storage boxes.
Spiders feed on other insects like ants, flies, woodlice and other spiders. If there is plenty of food, spiders will stay where they are.
How To Prevent Spiders In Your Home
Seal up your home
Seal up cracks and crevices around windows, skirting boards, floorboards and loose electrical outlets. Replacing torn window and door screens to prevent them coming through.
Keep it clean
By simply cleaning the surfaces in your house regularly and removing any cobwebs, you can discourage further infestation. Decluttering your home and shed can also help remove any inviting spaces for spiders to create their webs.
Turn off the lights
Spiders are not attracted to light, but their prey is. Leaving your outside light on at night will attract insects like moths and flies, which in turn will lure spiders to the area.
Keep plants away from the perimeter of your home
If there are trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, piles of grass clippings or leaves surrounding your house, spiders will have easy access to the inside of your home through any available cracks or crevices.
Let the pets loose
Pets, especially cats do a good job of scaring off spiders. But just be careful what species you’re dealing with.
How to Get Rid of Spiders
Our Spider Control Process
- A pre-work risk assessment will be conducted over the phone at the time of booking. We will ask you about your property and specific needs, determining the best treatment option and providing information on the risks involved and what to do before the treatment.
- When our pest experts arrive on-site, they will conduct a further risk assessment. This will include specific information about the treatments undertaken to negate any identified risks.
- Our treatment starts with the inside of your home including roof voids & subfloors, if you have them. This creates an effective barrier internally.
- Then, we will complete a full exterior barrier spray. We don’t just spot spray like other companies do. We treat every single straight edge or angle you may find a spider. Putting down an effective external barrier and exterminating the spiders you can see.
- We also treat all the spots spiders like to hang out around your home, including the garage, carport, garden sheds, clothesline, pergola’s and decks, fences, outdoor furniture, kids play equipment, pool fencing, gardens, your mailbox and garbage bins.
- On completion of your treatment, your technician will advise on safe re-entry into your property. They will also inform you if any follow-up treatment is required due to a large infestation.