We’re all familiar with spiders. We see them, we see their webs and we’ve all had times when their sudden presence has caused the heart to race a little fast than normal when they crawl out from behind a cupboard or door. Putting the ‘fear factor’ aside, spiders do play an important role in our ecosystem
The habits of spiders can vary according to the species. Some spiders like warm, secluded, small places such as in cracks, air vents, cupboards etc. Others prefer an outdoor habitat and will spin their webs in your garden on the branches of plants and trees or under the eaves of a house and perhaps under the roof of a pergola. Other still may live in burrows underground but generally, if there is a plentiful supply of insects, one will find spiders.
Spiders tend to be more active in the Autumn months when they will enter your home not just to seek warmth during the winter, but also to seek a mate and lay eggs. During winter some spiders will die off but as the warmer weather arrives, they will disperse and the new population will become more active.
Spiders generally tend to be non-aggressive towards humans and will retreat to cover when disturbed however if bitten by a spider, the resultant effect can vary from mild irritation to death and so, particularly if young children are present, it’s wise to have a spider control process in place
As has been previously mentioned, spiders in general are harmless to humans and animals yet their appearance can be traumatic and so a methodical, proven approach is needed in their control. At Tahmoor Pest Control we have a long experience in spider control and the treatments we use are residual, water based, long lasting and lethal to spiders. As well, these treatments, once dry, are completely safe to humans and animals alike.
Contact us to organise an inspection of your premises.
In NSW, there are numerous species of spiders however we will focus on a few varieties commonly seen around homes and businesses in our state
Black House Spiders
White Tailed Spider
Daddy Long Legs Spider