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Spider pest control can be difficult if not delt with professionally. In Australia spiders are venomous; and are known as predators. Some of them are actually a threat to your health, as spider bites are poisonous. An invasion of spiders are a huge danger to you and your family’s health. Their bites may require immediate medical treatment.

The most effective spiders pest control strategy is to ensure you reduce the pest population from your home. Here are a few spiders pest control tips you can use:

  • Ensure that the windows and doors have sun fitting screens on them, along with door sweeps.
  • Seal all the cracks you see, as they are the main source of spiders and insects to enter your homes.
  • Be aware lights outside your house, will attract small insects for the spiders to feed on.
  • If you are storing anything in your garage, attic, or basement use plastic bags and seal them.
  • Make sure you do a thorough cleaning at least once a month. Remove all spider webs no matter how big or small they are.
  • Wear gloves when handling trash, and gardening.
  • During warm weather, keep a lookout for spiders in areas such as roofs.

These few simple tricks can help ensure the safety of you and your family. So you can live in an healthy environment which is pest free.

If pest control is out of hands, you can always hire a professional who is qualified to use chemicals to get rid of spiders. These chemicals will provide you with a long lasting effect against spiders, but not against humans. Make sure that the professional you are hiring is licensed, and offers services that are safe.

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Types of spiders:

Black Widow or Black Spider

These are timid spiders with bites occurring infrequently, but may be quite painful with local swelling. Nausea, vomiting, sweating and giddiness sometimes occur. Use an ice pack to relieve local pain and seek medical attention is the symptoms persist.

Funnel Web Spiders

The bite is dangerous and can cause serious illness or death. The male venom is more toxic than the female and initial symptoms include local pain, mouth numbness, vomiting, abdominal pain, sweating and salivation. There is an anti-venom available. Immediate action should be taken to apply a pressure bandage and immobilise the bitten limb by splinting. Restrict the movement of the victim. If possible, capture the spider for positive identification.

Huntsman Spiders

Bites usually result only in transient local pain and swelling. However, some Shield Huntsman Spider bites can result in prolonged pain, inflammation, headache, vomiting and irregular pulse rate. An ice pack may relieve local pain, however, seek medical attention if the symptoms persist.

Mouse Spiders

Mouse spider venom may be very toxic, but only one serious envenomation has been recorded, other bites causing minor effects. Funnel Web spider anti-venom may be effective. Where possible, collect the spider for positive identification.

Orb Spiders

Males are often much smaller than females and both are reluctant to bite. Symptoms are usually negligible or local pain only with numbness and swelling with occasional nausea and dizziness. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Redback Spiders

Redback bites occur frequently. They can cause serious illness and have caused deaths. Because of their small jaws, many bites are ineffective. Common early symptoms are pain, sweating (always including local sweating at the bite site), muscular weakness, nausea and vomiting. An antivenom is available – no deaths have occurred since its introduction. Apply an ice pack to the bitten area to relieve the pain. Do not apply a pressure bandage (venom movement is slow and pressure worsens pain). If possible, collect the spider for positive identification. Seek medical attention.

Sac Spiders

Bites are not common and symptoms are usually minor, including local pain and swelling. Symptoms may also include headache, dizziness, sweating, nausea and local skin ulceration, though most such reports relate to overseas experience. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

White Tail Spiders

Symptoms are usually confined to local mind stinging or burning pain, sometimes followed by development of an itchy lump. Less commonly, bites result in swelling, discolouration and local ulceration, sometimes with nausea and vomiting. There is no conclusive evidence that these spiders regularly cause significant skin damage or ulceration. An ice pack may relieve local pain. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Wolf Spiders

Symptoms are usually confined to local mind stinging or burning pain, sometimes followed by development of an itchy lump. Less commonly, bites result in swelling, discolouration and local ulceration, sometimes with nausea and vomiting. There is no conclusive evidence that these spiders regularly cause significant skin damage or ulceration. An ice pack may relieve local pain. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Trapdoor Spiders

Brown trapdoor spiders are often mistaken for Funnel Web spiders but their bites are not dangerous – local pain and swelling may occur. The same goes for the Sigillate Trapdoor Spider, although there is one report of unspecified “severe effects”. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

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