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Category: Spider Information

Golden orb weaver spider

GOLDEN ORB WEAVING SPIDERS

These spiders are notorious for catching birds and snakes in their webs, and can have a leg span of 20 cm. Would you be able to identify a golden orb weaving spider?

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BROWN TRAPDOOR SPIDERS

They have alarming fangs and lurk unseen in their burrows for decades. They are commonly found in lawns and gardens. Would you be able to recognise a brown trapdoor spider?

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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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