Pest Control Spiders

We have a range of magazine articles on spiders and pest control of spiders.

Spider identification

Spider identification is important – not only to put together an appropriate control program, but in case you get bitten the identity of the spider determines the medical treatment! Here’s how to identify spiders.

Spider treatments

Getting the best results from a spider treatment involves a bit more than a simple spider spray. Check out these tips for spider treatments and how to identify and treat common Australian spiders and the need for different treatments for different spiders.

Less common spiders

Although we have a range of species on our main spider page. We have some less common types of spider here, including the false widow, leaf-curling spider, brown trapdoor spider, wishbone spider and golden orb weaving spider.

Spider webs

Spider webs are works of art and amazing from an engineering point of view. However, around the home they are certainly very messy and of course a sure sign there are spiders about. Using a broom to get rid of spiders is a good idea.

Spider eggs

If there is anything worse than seeing a spider, it’s perhaps seeing lots of baby spiders emerging from a spider egg sac. Here’s some information on spider egg sacs of common Australian spiders.

Spider bites

Apart from their scary appearance and way of moving, be wary of spider bites is a very real reason to avoid spiders. Check out our article, Spider Bites – All You Need to Know.

White-tail spider bite

After the funnel web and redback spiders, it’s perhaps the white tailed spider bite that gets the most attention. Most of the media focuses on the apparent association of white tail spider bites with flesh eating ulcers. However, here are the facts about white tail spider bites.

More information on spiders.

False widow spider

False Widow or Cupboard Spider

They closely resemble, and are closely related, to the notorious black widow and redback spiders. They’re commonly found inside houses, which gives rise to another of their common names, the cupboard spider. Would you be able to recognise a false widow? Common name: False widow, cupboard spider, dark comb-footed spider, and brown house spider Scientific name(s): Steatoda grossa, in the family Theridiidae Description: They are small spiders just over 1 cm in length. Females have black legs and a large,

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Designing Successful Spider Treatments

When it comes to spider control, success is achieved through designing an appropriate treatment and managing customer expectations. Understanding spider behaviour and preferred harbourages is key to success.

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Two-tailed spider

Spider Identification: Easy Shortcuts

As pest managers we regularly get asked to identify spiders. For some spiders, and people, this is an easy task but for many this is a challenge. Formal spider identification typically requires some sort of magnification and a very good understanding of spider anatomy. With so many spider species, you would think this is a task best suited for a professional arachnologist, however, there are a few short cuts or ‘dead giveaways’ to at least help identify the spider at

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Spider webs

Think Spiders, Think IPM

Although spiders don’t destroy structures, create allergens or transmit diseases like other pests, homeowners still want them controlled – which is where a pest management professional comes in. In most cases, an integrated pest management (IPM) approach works best to achieve effective indoor and outdoor spider control. Implementing an IPM program involves three key steps, outlined below.

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