Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs able to inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all orders of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exceptions of air and sea colonization. As of July 2019, there are at least 48,200 spider species
Here in Canberra, we might not have the biggest of the species but we still have nasty ones that offer nasty/fatal bites. City Pest has the best chemicals around to ensure you keep safe and not find unwanted guests.
What We do at City Pest Control Services to deal with Spiders
We start by having a detailed look around the area. We get to know our surroundings and find out where these pests like to live and roam at night.
With our experience and our knowledge of the best chemicals in the industry we will spray a fine layer of chemical (safe to the family and dog when dry) to your property. Our fast acting chemical will start to work and knock them out, leaving your home spider free.
What are the different kinds of spiders in Canberra & Queanbeyan?
Australia is home to over 10,000 species of spiders. It is also home to 5 of the top 10 most dangerous! In Canberra & Queanbeyan, the most common species that are also dangerous include:
- Redback Spider
- Orbweaving Spider
- Black House Spider
- Mouse Spider
- Brown Trapdoor Spider
- Funnel Web Spider
Most of these spiders are tiny, so may not even notice their presence until you feel a bite.
What is the most dangerous kind of spider found in Canberra & Queanbeyan?
The funnel web is probably the most dangerous spider, not just in Australia but in the entire world. This is a highly aggressive spider with a near fatal bite, though an anti-venom is available. The redback spider and brown trapdoor spider are more common in ACT, and also have a very dangerous bite. City Pest Control can deal with all spiders regardless of type or number.
What are the main categories of spider species?
There are many kinds of classifications, but spiders can broadly be divided into web weaving spiders and burrowing spiders. Burrowing spiders such as the moused spider, brown trapdoor spider, and funnel web spider do not weave webs but wait in borrows to hunt down prey. Web weaving spiders create sticky webs to catch unsuspecting insects.
How dangerous are spiders in Canberra & Queanbeyan?
Spiders are not as dangerous as their reputation makes out. Even though Australia has the most dangerous spider species in the world, the fact is that spiders are not really that much of a threat to humans, at least in the sense of fatalities. Since 1979 there has not been a single death from a spider bite. This is because spider venom is designed to kill small creatures, not humans. Deaths from bee stings and snakes are far more common. However, a spider bite can easily result in a hospitalisation and there have been multiple injuries. And you still do not want them in the house, for obvious reasons.
Where does City Pest Control apply treatment for spider infestations?
This depends on the nature of your infestation. We need to focus on the areas of active infestation as well as possible outlets where they might be entering and/or leaving. We need to be sure that we get all of them in one go. While many spiders might not be dangerous, you can’t have a live infestation. Statistics aside, spiders are creepy.
Is City Pest Control spider treatment safe?
We use the least toxic and least invasive solution to resolve any pest problems. This means that your pets and children are safe, as are you. We also leave detailed instructions about the chosen compound and will tell you which areas to keep away from for a short time period, if necessary. We treat only the required areas and the treatment is as environmentally friendly as it can be.
How can I prevent a spider infestation?
Spiders are not attracted to lights, but they are certainly attracted to bugs that lights attract. So turn off bright lights at night. Vacuum your entire house to get rid of eggs and remove all existing cobwebs. Remove all cracks and gaps where they could enter the building. If spiders are still around, call City Pest Control to tackle the issue. If you see what you believe to be a dangerous spider, call us immediately.