• Red back spider

     

    Redbacks are found all over Australia but are less common in the colder regions. They are often found in backyards. The females build loose, untidy webs in dry, sheltered sites. Redback spiders are black and shiny, with red or orange hourglass marking under the abdomen. Most also have a longitudinal stripe on the upper surface of the abdomen. They have long legs and a large, bulbous abdomen. Females (body: about 10 mm) are significantly larger than males (body: about 4 mm). Females live for two to three years and may produce several thousand offspring during that time. Due to their proximity to humans, hundreds of bites are reported each year.

     

    Control Measures

    - Chemical Exterior Surface Application to Walls, Window/Door Sills, Weep Holes ect for fast Knockdown and Residual surface Spider Control.
    - Dusting of Roof Voids.

     

  • Whitetailed spider

     

    Whitetailed spiders are found all over Australia. They usually live under bark and logs and in leaf litter, but they often enter houses. These spiders are most active at night when they wander about hunting for other spiders including black house spiders. Whitetailed spiders do not make webs but do make temporary silk retreats for moulting and egg laying. The female is about 18 mm long whereas the size of the male is smaller (about 12 mm). These spiders are not aggressive, but inflict a poisonous bite that is painful.

     

    Control Measures

    - Chemical Exterior Surface Application to Walls, Window/Door Sills, Weep Holes ect for fast Knockdown and Residual surface Spider Control.
    - Dusting of Roof Voids.

     

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