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Spiders are one type of creepy crawly that can be especially unnerving to have in your home. With some of the deadliest spider species living in Australia, you want to ensure that you and your family are safe from anything that may cause harm in your home. One way is to eliminate the risk altogether. At A1 Pest Management, we offer affordable, prompt and efficient spider control services in locations across Brisbane.
There are many hundreds of species of spiders in Australia.
Here in Brisbane, the redback spider is probably the most feared and with good reason – the bite is extremely painful, causing a burning sensation which progresses up the limb and lasts for around a day, as well as nausea, vomiting, headaches and agitation.
Redback spiders are mostly found in sheltered dry areas outside the home, such as:
Even outdoor Christmas decorations can make an attractive spot for a redback to nest. It’s a good idea to teach your children from a very young age how to recognise and avoid the bulbous black spider with the red marking, the messy looking web they create, and how to check under toys etc.
Redback spiders have multiple generations in any given year, and can become a problem fairly quickly. To help keep them under control, if you come across their egg sacks (round, and cotton ball looking but a lot smaller), you should squash them and throw them in the bin (of course making sure it is clear of the spider when doing so).
For many years it was believed that the most toxic of Australian spiders, the funnel web, was limited to the Sydney and Blue Mountains area. However we now know that they have been found much further north, including in Brisbane. Funnel webs live in holes in the ground, with a light web over the entrance of the hole. Fortunately they don’t usually venture too far out of their holes, except in heavy rain, or if they feel threatened.
In case of a bite from a redback or funnel web spider, please seek medical assistance urgently (call 000).
There are many other spiders common in Brisbane, which can also inflict a nasty bite which is why people often call us for spider pest control services.
At A1 Pest Management have the proper expertise to correctly manage spiders on your property, with pest control solutions that are kid and pet-safe.
We provide spider control across Brisbane’s northern suburbs including Aspley, Bribie Island, Caboolture, Caloundra, Chermside, Deception Bay, Morayfield, Narangba, North Lakes, Redcliffe and beyond! If you have a spider problem, call our experienced technicians for free advice, or to book a treatment today!