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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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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.