Spider Management and Prevention Experts
Seen a spider? You need a spider control professional to help remove them.
Next to ants and termites, spiders are one of the most common pests found in properties throughout Queensland. If you find yourself feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the thought of getting rid of spiders, then you may need the services of a professional pest control company to help you with your pest issue.
Spiders are air-breathing arthropods of the Araneae order. Having eight legs, spiders have chelicerae that are hollow and typically contain venom (glands). They can inject venom and extrude silk using their chelicerae. The segments of a spider’s body include simple eyes, eight legs, two tagmata, a cephalothorax (prosoma), abdomen (opisthosoma), and an exoskeleton. An adult spider bite is typically painful and can result in swelling and even death.
A whopping 10,000 species of spiders are believed to be in Queensland. Of that number, only 3,600 species are named. So, Queensland is bombarded with spiders, to say the least. St. Andrew’s Cross (Argiope keyserlingi) spiders, Black-Bellied Wolf spiders (Tasmanicosa godeffroyi), Brown Huntsman (Heteropoda jugulans) spiders, and White-Tailed (Lampona murina) spiders are only to mention a few of the many common species of spiders in Queensland.
The St. Andrew’s Cross spider is so named because of the shape of their web decorations or the construction of their bands of silk in the form of an X-shaped cross. Females of this species can be red, silver, and black in color while males are typically brown to cream. This species can be found living in low shrubby vegetation.
Black-bellied Wolf spiders, whether male or female, are typically brown, grey, black, or tan in color and are entirely black below. Swollen pedipalps indicate they are male. This type of spider species can be found living on open ground grassland.
As their name suggests, Brown Huntsman spiders are generally brown in color with a black “X” on the head and a black “V” under the abdomen. They are large and have crab-like legs. Brown Huntsman spiders are found to be living under bark, tree trunks, beneath stones, and in the walls of houses.
White-Tailed spiders are slender, grey in color, and have a small white spot at the end of their body. They typically live under bark, leaf litter, and in houses. This particular type of spider species, Lampona murina, is distinct to Queensland.
Signs of Infestation
Now that we briefly discussed some of the common types of spider species in Queensland, you may begin to think about signs of spider infestation on your property. Other pests like ants, termites, and flies are some of the favorite foods that spiders love to eat. If you have an infestation of these types of insects, then chances are you will also attract spiders. In addition to seeing spiders, seeing spider webs and egg sacs throughout your property are other signs of infestation.
Spider Control Tips
Perhaps you have realized that spiders are, indeed, invading and infesting your property. You are probably now looking for a way to control them while waiting for the professionals to arrive. To help control the infestation, consider spraying their webs and hiding places with an aerosol insecticide spray.
Wait a few days before brushing down the webs after spraying. You may also consider using glue traps to help reduce infestation. Cleaning your home and removing other pests are also other tips to keep spider infestation at bay while waiting for the experts to arrive.
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