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Spiders

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Signs of a Spider Infestation

You can often come across spiders in dark, isolated areas, both in your home and garden. If you have a spider infestation, one or more of the following may be true:

  • You see spider webs around your home – Spider web sizes and shapes vary by species.
  • You may notice burrows being constructed by some spiders to live in as well as others settling in gaps and cracks.
  • Some spiders may settle in moist environments such as your walls, basements and sheds.
  • You may notice other spider species in areas such as attics, the intersection between wall and ceiling, closets and storage boxes.
  • Where there are a lot of insects (such as ants, woodlice, flies), it is likely that spiders may be living in and around your home as they wait to find their next meal.

Spiders become more active in autumn, as the temperature drops. In this period, they leave their hiding places and begin looking for a mate. When the end of autumn comes around, many die off, but some hide away until the following spring.

Spider eggs are laid into a silken sac, with about 100 eggs on average in each sac. These sacs may be fixed to a surface, carried by the female or hidden in the web. Signs of the sacs fixed indoors indicate that soon there will be more spiders around.

Professional Solutions for Spider Infestations

Small spider problems can quickly turn into large problems.

Our technicians are skilled, experienced professionals – they are state certified licensed applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise. As most technicians live in the area local to you, Adelaide Pest Control technicians have great knowledge of the spiders present in South Australia, understand the behaviour of each species and use that knowledge when developing a control program for your home. They also have respect for you, your home, your family and your time.

The professionals at Adelaide Pest Control recommend that medical advice should always be sought immediately if bitten as there could be an allergic reaction and some spider bites (from a Red back or a Funnel web) can be fatal.