Pest Controller for Spiders
We are Sydney's #1 spider removal, treatment & prevention experts. Did you know spiders have been ranked number 7 for diversity? There are hundreds of species of spiders, with Australia hosting 2,400 different species!
The Sydney Funnel-Webs
It's probably the deadliest spider in the world (unless there's a new discovery, of course) because of the venom inside its body. It produces a highly toxic venom that it injects using its large fangs.
Luckily, funnel web spiders are mostly found in the forests of New South Wales. But they can also be found in urban areas, crawling into backyards to hide from humidity. Although their size is 1.5cm, their fangs are larger than a snake's! Sometimes they can be found lurking near swimming pools. Unfortunately, there are more than 40 types of funnel-web spiders. Luckily, anti-venom has been developed and has proven to be highly effective against these critters. They're more active during warmer months, mainly March and November.
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- Repair cracks and crevices with gap filler.
- Cover vents and weep holes with mesh.
- Ensure all windows have flyscreens.
- Reduce leaving on external lights at night as these attract insects that spiders use for food.
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Here are some facts about Australian spiders
- Australia has about 2,000 species of spiders, and the vast majority of them are harmless to humans.
- Simple household tricks such as closing windows, installing simple weather strips on doors, and even fly screens keep most spiders out from home.
- Immediate medical assistance is required for funnel-web, mouse, red-back, or white-tailed spider bites.
Spiders in Sydney
Sydney is home to some of the world's most dangerous spiders, including the funnel-web spider and redback spider. There are two types of spiders in Sydney, spiders that create webs and those that prefer to hide around your garden in holes and crevices. Most spiders found around the home are harmless. In most cases, common sense and regular pest control will help keep the family safe from spiders. However, some spiders may pose a threat as their bites are extremely painful and potentially fatal.
Even worse, according to News Australia, a new species of ”peacock spider" has been discovered. Yes, that's right. This is a discovery for a country already brimming with eight-legged creatures. The truth is, Aussies aren't new to the spider epidemic, especially since the rainy season contributes to the problem. And while spiders may not be your favourite creatures to look at, they are fascinating to learn about. However, the last thing you want is to keep an uninvited guest in your house feeling welcomed.
One of the worst things about spiders is that they have a penchant for showing up in places we least expect them to be. In bathrooms, underneath the table, these are some of the many places they like to hide on the staircases. Depending on the species, some of them go unnoticed until you have a full-blown infestation. Because they come in various shapes and sizes, it makes some species even harder to detect!
Dangerous Spiders in Sydney
Here are some simple tips on how to prevent spiders from causing serious harm.
- Do not leave clothes with pockets drying overnight outside in the garden.
- Do not leave shoes outside in the garage or under the house uncovered.
- Wear working gloves when working in your garden.
- Don’t walk barefoot outside at night.
If nightmares had a new name, it would be ”˜Redback Spider'. This type of spider is common in urban areas, hiding in shelters and mailboxes. While there's no fixed number of redback spider bites, around 2000 are reported every year. The female redback spiders are the ones that bite the most and are 1cm in size, being bigger than their male counterparts. What sets these spiders apart from others is the red marking on their back, hence their name.
The victim will be in excruciating pain. Depending on the severity of the bite, the pain can last for hours. Other than this, lethargy and nausea are common symptoms.
Not as friendly as Mickey Mouse, mouse spiders are found near rivers and waterways. Unfortunately, their venom and bite are similar to funnel-web spiders. This can make them difficult to tell apart. Luckily, they are less aggressive than funnel-web spiders and are known to be lethargic. However, when provoked, they can prove to be a ferocious enemy. They are active during the daytime, unlike other species of spiders.
Trap-door spiders are excellent at camouflaging, hence their name. This helps them lure in prey. They're common in urban areas but depending. Their bite can cause minor problems for humans. If the person is sensitive, their bite can lead to nausea, malaise, and lethargy.
Spider home removal
While spiders are scary, remember that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Calling a pest control expert can help prevent the problem from becoming serious. A professional pest control service can also help identify areas in your house that are vulnerable to spiders. Masters Pest Control Sydney uses effective tools and products to remove spiders without any problems. The products used by our specialists are child and pet-safe pest control.
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Symptoms of a venomous spider bite may include:
Redness and itching
- Increasing pain
- Sweating (perspiring)
- Dilated pupils
- Uncontrollable muscle spasms
Most spiders use venom to paralyse their prey, usually flying insects that get caught in their intricate webs. Spiders may only bite humans when they feel threatened and when they do, their fangs are usually not strong enough to break the human skin. Spider venom usually has no long-lasting effect on the human body and pain management is through an icepack.
However, there are a few Australian spiders that can cause bites resulting in hospital care. They include the funnel-web, the mouse, the red-back, and the white-tailed spiders. Babies, young children, the elderly, and people with existing heart conditions are at great risk of these spider bites. Some people also experience allergic reactions to certain venoms and this requires immediate medical treatment. If in doubt, see your doctor, go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital or dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance.
Antivenoms are available for the treatment of red-back and the funnel-web spider bites.
Getting help for spider bites
Appropriate first aid for venomous spider bites depends on the species of spider. In all cases, never cut a spider bite or tourniquet a limb. Don't give the person anything to eat or drink. Seek immediate medical help.
- When bitten by a funnel web and mouse spider, the first thing you need to do is to bandage the affected area firmly. Splint if possible. Ensure the person lies still because not moving will help slow the venom moving through the body.
- If a red-back and white-tailed spider have bitten you, you need to wash the bitten area thoroughly. Do not bandage because the pressure will increase pain. Apply an icepack.
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Funnel web spiders
Since last year, Australia has been trying to take control of bushfires, flooding and hailstorms. As these extreme events spread to every part of this country, they bring about homelessness, loss of agricultural land, water-borne diseases and serious air pollution. Yet, the difficulties do not end there. Now, Sydney residents also have to fight the prevalence of pests and insects, which the weather has triggered. According to spider pest control specialists, the recent floods and high temperatures have created a perfect condition for some arachnids to thrive. One of those is the deadly funnel-web spiders.
World’s deadliest spider
Australia is notorious for being home to various dangerous animals besides its well-known animals, such as koalas and kangaroos. Some parts of Australia’s coast are filled with great white sharks, while on land, spiders are the most feared creature. Spider bites are deadly. Spiders are one of the most popular poisonous animals in Australia that people need to keep under control. Pest control specialists have estimated that there are around 10000 species of spiders all over the country, most of which are in Sydney.
They also point out the species which are posing a threat to human beings: the funnel-web spider. Funnel-web spiders are mainly found in eastern Australia, especially Sydney. The venom from their bite is extremely toxic, thus easily killing people in late emergency aid. Funnel-web spiders are the deadliest spiders in Sydney and possibly on the globe. Because of the recent rain and now the hot days we are experiencing, funnel-web spiders will start moving around.
The spider seeks shelter in humid areas and gathers in a large number in New South Wales, particularly Sydney, its state capital. Besides, they also inhabit populated cities and forests. Despite rare encounters with humans, the spider can bite people if they feel threatened. Though just around 2 cm big, the Sydney funnel-web’s teeth are larger than a snake’s. Therefore, the spiders can even tap through human nails and toenails. According to a medical specialist, their venom can paralyze the human nervous system. If bitten by a male funnel web, you will stand a high chance of fatality.
In events when the temperature rises, like massive fires, the spiders tend to move inside houses. They are most likely to be found in moist places like the laundry or inside shoes. That is why homeowners need to watch out really carefully. In 1981, an anti-venom to the funnel-web spider bite was introduced and put into use. However, in 2012, Australia ran out of medicine and had to ask its residents to provide spiders to produce more.
Perfect conditions to thrive
Funnel-web spiders become more active during the summer, yet they may recently thrive due to the "arid" weather, even when the summer has not come. The rains and high temperatures are the ideal weather conditions for dangerous spiders. In Sydney, the wet weather and high humidity have motivated funnel-webs to immigrate into houses. Apart from being a safe shelter, houses can provide a stable source of food to the spiders.
How to get rid of funnel-web spiders
Sydney is home to approximately 40 types of funnel-web spiders. It is important that homeowners need to take pest control measures to counter the arachnids. Funnel webs are unable to climb smooth surfaces, but they can move on rough brick walls. Some specialist advice involves homeowners deterring the deadly spiders by cutting their lawns short and keeping their yards free of clutter. "Funnel-webs cannot climb up glass or plastic, so once you put the lid on tightly, the funnel-web can't get out", said a Sydney pest control specialist. In Australia, if people spot funnel-web spiders and it is safe to do so, they can catch the spiders in a glass jar and bring them to the Australian Reptile Park, where they're milked for their venom.
3 simple steps to eliminate the spiders
- Tidy up: Clean your place. The more junk you have in your house, the more likely a spider will come to stay.
- Sweep cobwebs away: Knock cobwebs down with a duster head to destroy spiders’ place.
- Insecticide Treatment: Use low-pressure sprays to eliminate the pests.