There are a variety of different species of spider in Melbourne, but there are only a small amount that can manage to be harmful to people. In general they infest cracks, crevices and anywhere they deem safe. They are more durable than most insects, living for months on end without food or water and can live in different conditions rather than a specific condition like other insects. This makes spider infestation risks high, infestation of spiders cause a lot of risks to a person’s health, especially if it is venomous. Some other inconveniences are webs that appear all around the house among other things.
A few precautionary methods include:
At Quality Pest Control and Maintenance, we provide expert advice and free quotes. Our technicians provide same day service and use environmentally friendly products. Best of all, we guarantee our spider treatments therefore giving you peace of mind that you have the safest possible protection.
THE MAJOR SPIDERS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN MELBOURNE ARE
WHITE TAIL SPIDER Cigar Shaped body, Cephalothorax oval, Grey to black. White on end of abdomen. Size range 5-15mm, Bites cause local pain and blistering.
BLACK HOUSE SPIDER Large abdomen. Fangs are not obvious but move pincer wise. Dark brown to black, legs often black. Size range 8-18mm, Toxic, Produces pain, nausea, sweating. No fatalities.
RED BACK Long legs and large bulbous abdomen. Small cephalothorax. Male much smaller, black, velvety; red stripe on dorsal surface. Size 3-15mm, Very toxic, female bites male does not. Very painful.
MOUSE SPIDER Enlarged cephalothorax. Base of fangs enlarged, Black with reddish hairs, male long legs and females short legs. Size range 12-25mm. Toxic, Fangs are strong and bite may be painful.
WOLF SPIDER Posterior eyes large and mounted in square on front of cephalothorax. Mottled grey and brown. Union jack appearance on cephalothorax. Round egg sack, carries young on its back, Size range 15-25mm. Some may be toxic. Bite may be painful for a short while.
Our spider treatments are a simple but effective process involving applying a product and method specifically developed to control the spiders encountered in Melbourne.