Spiders In Your Home
Australia has just over 1,000 spider species including the most dangerous one in the world.
Spiders pose 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,
Webbing spiders have been known to travel many kilometres by being blown to new places via wind. They parachute down and take up residence in your property.
Signs of a Spider Infestation
Spiders are normally found in dark, secluded areas, coming out at night. So, during the day look around your property for these signs below –
- 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.
- Some spiders are attracted to moist environments. Check your subfloor, roof void, outbuildings and other damp locations.
- 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.
When the temperature drops in Autumn, spiders become more active. They leave there hiding place looking for a mate. Many die off near end the end of this season, but others will hibernate until Spring.
Control of Spiders
Spiders are quickly recognisable by their eight legs. While some of us are happy to live beside them most of us are not.
Spider control carried out by a Pest Expert is the only option for people having genuine fear of spiders and to take control of large or repetitive infestations.