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Spider Control In Sydney

Spiders are actually beneficial to the control of flying insects around the home, but they can also be highly undesired and in some cases, dangerous. It is estimated that over 1200 types of spider live in Australia and 70 of these are poisonous.

Our Sydney based spider control service involves the searching, locating and then treating these pests. It is actually very difficult to create a barrier against webbing spiders because they walk on small claws, so we use an insecticidal spray to directly treat the affected areas and reduce the overall spider population. Ground dwelling spiders require a different treatment and we are the experts in recognising, locating and treating their burrows and nests.

We know spiders can be unsightly and sometimes frightening. So, whether you are affected by webbing, poisonous or ground-dwelling spiders – or a combination of these – Expert Pest Control is ready to carry out rapid and effective spider control treatments and removal. Our spider control program is included in the General House Service package, but we know that on rare occasions a more detailed spider pest control service is required. Either way, our customers always enjoy the peace of mind of knowing their homes are protected, clean and safe.

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SYDNEY FUNNEL WEB SPIDER

funnel web spiderThe Sydney Funnel Web Spider is an eastern Australian native spider and is one of the most feared of the venomous animals in Sydney, Australia. They are typically 7+ cm long and can be very aggressive when provoked.

The long-lived female Sydney Funnel Web spider spends most of their time in their silk-lined tubular burrow retreats. The males tend to wander during the warmer months of the year looking for receptive females. The Sydney Funnel Web Spider is responsible for 13 confirmed deaths between 1927-1980.

The male’s venom contains a polypeptide called Robustoxin which affects the nervous system of humans and primates but doesn’t really affect other mammals.

A Funnel Web Spiders Bite

What happens when you first get bit is that it will be extremely painful because the Sydney Funnel-Wed Spider has long fangs and the venom has a high pH level. After the bite, the person may start drooling because they have numbness around the mouth and excess saliva. They may also have a copious amount of tears. Soon they will have problems breathing and may lose consciousness then death.

We provide our Sydney spider pest control services in the following areas and more: Northern Beaches, Inner West, The Northern Suburbs, The Hills, Wahroonga, Blue Mountains and North Sydney

Redback Spider Control In Sydney

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The Redback Spider

The widely feared redback spider (and rightfully so), can be found across all parts of Australia and will dwell anywhere there is adequate food and shelter. These little beasts are especially common in disturbed and urban areas.  

The redback is easily recognisable as it has a black body with a very prominent red hourglass on its back. The female grows to about 1cm in length, whereas the male is roughly 3-4mm.  

Please be aware that these are the most dangerous of species living in Australia so if you come across one in your home, do not pick it up. If you are unable to dispose of it safely or you believe that it may have nested in your home, then you must contact us immediately for more information on Redback spider control in Sydney.  

Huntsman Spider Control In Sydney

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The Huntsman Spider

The notorious Australian Huntsman spider is a member of the Sparassidae family and is known for being creepy and “hairy tarantulas”. These beasts are often seen inside your home on the walls or coming out from behind your curtains!  

How can they be identified? 

The Huntsman comes in a variety of colours and patterns so be sure to know what to look for. They are most commonly brown, black, and grey.  

The typical body length for a male is 1.6cm, whereas a female is 2cm, and the legs span up to 15cm!  

The back legs tend to be shorter than the front which spans out sideways which allows them to walk both forward and to the side, hence the nickname “crab spider”.  

Scary indeed! If you come across one of these, unless you are confident that you can dispose of them safely, we advise that you contact us immediately so we can inform you about Huntsman spider control in Sydney.   

Spider Pest Control FAQ's

Spiders are a common sight in Sydney homes, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them! If you’re seeing more spiders than usual or suspect an infestation, here are some frequently asked questions about spider pest control services in Sydney, Australia:

How do I know if I have a spider infestation?

Common signs of a spider infestation include: 

  • Frequent sightings: Seeing multiple spiders throughout your home, especially during the day, can indicate an infestation.
  • Webs: An abundance of webs in corners, doorways, and around windows is a telltale sign of spiders.
  • Egg sacs: Sacs containing dozens of tiny spiders are a clear indication of an infestation.
  • Insect activity: An increase in flies, moths, or other insects can attract spiders looking for prey.

What are the most common spiders in Sydney?

  • Redback spiders: These highly venomous spiders are easily identified by their black bodies with a red stripe on their abdomens.
  • Huntsman spiders: Large, hairy spiders that are more of a nuisance than a threat.
  • White-tailed spiders: These can cause localised pain and irritation with their bites.
  • Wolf spiders: Fast-moving hunting spiders often found outdoors but can wander inside.
  • Daddy long-legs: These long-legged spiders are beneficial predators of other insects.

Do I need to call a pest controller for spiders?

While most spiders in Sydney are not dangerous, some can pose a health risk, especially to young children, pets, or those with allergies. Here’s when to call a professional:

  • You suspect a redback spider infestation: Redbacks are the only medically significant spider species in Sydney and require professional treatment.
  • You have a severe phobia of spiders: If the sight of spiders causes significant anxiety, a pest controller can help eliminate them safely.
  • The infestation is widespread: If you’re seeing spiders in multiple rooms or have a large number of webs, professional intervention is recommended.

What to expect from a spider pest control service?

  1. Inspection: A qualified technician will inspect your property to identify the type of spider and the extent of the infestation.
  2. Treatment plan: Based on the inspection, the technician will recommend a treatment plan that may include insecticides, spiderwebs removal, and preventative measures.
  3. Treatment: The technician will apply the chosen treatment method safely and effectively.
  4. Follow-up: Depending on the severity of the infestation, follow-up treatments may be recommended.

How much does spider pest control cost?

The cost varies depending on the size of your property, the severity of the infestation, and the chosen treatment method. 

Expert Pest Control offers upfront pricing and can provide a free quote after an inspection.

Are spider treatments safe for my family and pets?

Expert Pest Control uses safe and effective products that are registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). The technician will discuss the treatment plan with you and advise on any necessary precautions.

Can I prevent spiders from coming back?

Here are some pest-prevention tips to stop spiders from returning:

  • Seal cracks and gaps: Use caulk to seal any cracks around windows, doors, and other entry points.
  • Reduce clutter: Spiders like to hide in clutter. Regularly declutter your home and keep storage areas organised.
  • Vacuum regularly: Vacuuming regularly removes spider webs and insects that attract spiders.
  • Store firewood away from the house: Firewood can be a haven for spiders. Store it well away from your home.
  • Maintain a clean garden: Trim back overgrown vegetation around your house to reduce spider habitats.