Redback spiders are found all throughout Australia.
The female is the most dangerous, she not only eats the male spider after mating but she is able to store the sperm of a male and use it over a period of two years to lay several batches of eggs.
She can lay from 40 up to 300 eggs in a sac and usually has approximately 3 to 5 sacs at a time – that’s a lot of spiders!
This is why it is important to check around your home and have your place treated to prevent you and your family from getting bitten.
Pay particular attention around your home ‘in dry areas’ such us under window sills, the corners of windows and doors, under steps and verandas, in the crevices of bricks, under outdoor furniture – including your children’s outside toys and around pot plants.