spider control Our highly trained Technicians can help quickly control your spider problem.
Spiders are one of the most feared from the way they look, not all can hurt you but there are some that are dangerous. These include Red Back Spiders, Funnel Web, Mouse Spider, Trap Door, White-Tailed, Garden Orb, Huntsman, Wolf Spider, Black House and more. Our Technicians understand the biology & can assist in effectively treating.
There are more than 2,000 species of Spiders (class Arachnida) in Australia. These belong in the Phylum Arthropoda group. They have 8 legs & most have 8 eyes and their bodies divided into two sections – cephalothorax and abdomen. With their legs and bodies clothed with hairs, there is little wonder that there are people who suffer from Arachnophobia.
Most spiders are nocturnal, during the day they are seldom seen. When the light fades the spiders become active and that’s when they are most likely to seek their food.
Places around your home to be careful as spiders like to live in hidden places include inside wardrobes, hiding inside your clothes left on the floor, bedclothes, bathrooms, laundries, behind curtains, inside shoes, window sills, windows, doors and outside under rocks, ground litter, under steps, around pot plants or on your children’s outside toys.
Some simple tips include:
- Wearing gloves in the garden.
- Shaking out your shoes before putting them on.
- Don’t walk outside at night without your shoes.
- Don’t leave clothes lying around.
- Ensure you have insect screens to help prevent them from coming in.
- As it is hard to identify a dangerous spider and you don’t want any of your family to be bitten, it is best to have your place professionally treated.
Spider Bites can be very serious, if you are concerned you or someone has been bitten, we recommend getting professional health advice immediately.
They can be very toxic and can be potentially fatal to young children and the elderly. Common symptoms from a bite can include:
- muscular weakness
- loss of coordination
If you are unsure if it is a bite, you can follow the St John's Action plan Guideline.
The above photo was a Spider Bite that one of our Facebook Members shared with us in South Brisbane.
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!
Which 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.
If you have a Spider problem, D-Tec's highly trained Spider Technician's can help control and treat your pest problem.