Spiders in Australia are often frequently encountered by Humans in most of our living environments.
To some degree of exception, common spiders are generally split in three groups,
- Web or Spinning Spiders – St Andrews Cross, Garden Orb Weavers and the like
- Ground dwelling – Sydney Funnel web, Brown trapdoor, Wolf Spider, etc
- Others - Found in an array of environments: Redback, Huntsman, Black House
It is possible to provide treatment against webbing spiders to prevent Ingress to homes and businesses, with some careful use of safe and approved pesticide usage direct to evident webbing, cracks, crevices and harbouring areas.
However, the control of spider activity shares a partnership with frequent good housekeeping practices, and routine maintenance, e,g.
- Old web removal and cleaning
- vacuuming, installation of appropriate door seals,
- sealing up evident areas of harbourage including appropriate window screens.
These are all key measures to controlling spiders in and around our areas of living – home or business,
Ground Dwelling spiders live and hunt on the ground amongst dead leaves and debris, on sand dunes, or on the muddy surface of marshes. Most do not spin webs but dig burrows or have no home at all so, precautionary perimeter treatments can be applied, direct contact is the most effective.
Spiders sometimes leave their webs to hunt other spiders on their turf, mimicking prey to catch their cousins for dinner. Although they are generalist predators, apt to eat anything they can catch, spiders regularly capture nuisance pests and even disease-carrying insects — for example, mosquitoes.
Some are accidentally trapped, while others are short-term visitors. Some species even enjoy the great indoors, where they happily live out their lives and make more spiders. These arachnids are usually secretive, and almost all you meet are neither aggressive nor dangerous. And they may be providing such services as eating pests — some even eat other spiders.
If you seem to have a spider population in your home or your business premises that you can’t control or think that a spider you see may be dangerous,
contact EXPEL – the spider control expert. A technician will conduct a free inspection and identify the spiders in question. Arrange an appointment today.