With spiders living around us from Urban to Bush locations in Australia, it is a common question we receive on what is the best way to get rid of spiders.
There are spiders that like to hide among foliage, live under bark, build burrows, suspend on a line, or live on a web. It depends on the species of spider if it will take refuge inside or outside of your property.
Australia does have some of the most venomous spiders in the world such as the Funnel Web, Redback, Mouse Spider, White-tailed, Black house, Huntsman, Wolf, Mouse, Trapdoor to name a few. Although spiders are not naturally aggressive, they may bite or sting out of defence.
Spider bites can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, local blistering, headaches, sweating, skin lesions, irregular pulse rate, swelling & even death. If you, a family member, or pet is bitten, we advise you seek medical treatment immediately.
Because of this reason we look at the best way to protect your family and pets from Spiders.
Spider Infestation inside the House
Spiders may enter your home for various reasons, to protect itself from the weather, to search for food or to find itself a mate.
Inside your home you may find them in your bathroom, laundry, kitchen, or any areas where it is moist, on the ceilings, windowsills or even in your laundry pile.
If you are noticing spider webs, spiders inside your property you may have an infestation inside your home.
Spider Infestation outside the House
You can find spiders in your eves, shed, garden, doghouse, children’s toys like the trampolines, around pots, trees, in the mulch, foliage, water features, garden ornaments, clothes lines & other outside areas.
To find if you have a spider infestation outside the house, look for webs, spiders, any holes in the ground – covered or uncovered or tunnels in the ground.
How to get rid of a Spider Infestation
With spiders having more than one sac of eggs that can contain several to a thousand eggs, it is therefore important to prevent or protect your property from a spider infestation.
To get rid of a spider infestation or to prevent one, we recommend doing the prevention steps below and having a professional pest control treatment done.
Spider prevention in the home
To prevent spiders going in your home:
- Fit screens on your windows and doors.
- Eliminate any entry points that they can get in.
- Fit doors with weather strips.
- Practice good hygiene and sanitation with vacuuming regularly.
- Remove any spider webs you see.
- Clean any clutter, for example cardboard boxes from your garage or storage areas.
- Clean down windows & awnings.
- Remove any cobwebs.
- Replace outside lights that attract other insects (there food source) with yellow lights.
Spider Pest Control
Our experienced and licenced technicians have expert knowledge about spider species. We can offer advice on preventative methods and provide a quick and effective treatment to treat your property.