Spider Control in Australia


Spiders are very helpful to our homes because they prey other insects. However, some people have phobia in spiders. At one point, spiders can be useful in our homes but they can produce emotions that are unreasonable and can be threat to our homes.

That is why, people relay on spider control services or they simply create a spider control before the threat rises.

Before knowing on how to create a spider control, you should know that there are different types of spiders.

Webbing spiders are the most common spider treatment because these spiders build capturing webs that can cause problems inside our homes, outside walls, lightning, gardens, and in pathways. One particular webbing spider is the Daddy longlegs which can be found in window frame, curtain rail, cornice area, furniture hollows, and in dark areas. They build tangle webs and eat small insects and other spiders. They are pale brown to cream with long slender legs and relatively small bodies.

Another type of spider is the Red back spiders. Red back spiders are black and shiny, with a red or an orange hourglass marking under the abdomen. Most also have a longitudinal stripe on the upper surface of the abdomen. They have long legs and a large, bulbous abdomen. These spiders bite people and live in bin handles, chairs, BBQ’s, letter boxes.

There are also spiders that do not produce web. These spiders are the Huntsman spider and the Wolf Spider. These spiders can be located in cracks and voids or across open ground. Huntsman spiders are very large, and can grow up to 15 cm across the legs. The females are bigger than the males. They are usually brown or grey in colour, and may have banded legs. The two front pairs of their legs are significantly longer than the back two.

Wolf spiders have a distinctive eye pattern of two large eyes at the front with four small eyes in a line beneath them. The other two eyes are set back on the sides of the front segment, or cephalothorax.

Aside from the given places, Huntsman spider can also be seen in curtains and above the rails while Wolf Spiders can also be seen in soil burrows.

Lastly, funnel webs are located in garden areas. Funnel webs are the most dangerous spiders in Australia because they have high toxics and fast-acting venom. Funnel web spiders have a shiny black head and legs, and black to brown abdomen covered in fine hairs. They usually dig underground and they do not contact with humans. However, male spiders can roam around and be a great danger. 

Just a reminder that when you see a spider in a bottom of a swimming pool, be careful because spiders can live a very long time under time.

Here are some tips on control the spiders before anything get worst.

  1.       Place flyscreens in your windows, weather strips or draft excluders that will block their entry under doors.
  2.       Plant trees and bushes outside your house.
  3.       Wear shoes, long trousers, and thick gloves when you are in your garden.
  4.       Look for the right treatment.

Not all spiders have the same treatment. For the treatment to be effective, you should know specialized application equipment. Spiders create voids close to an escape area for them to easily escape. To avoid the spiders in escaping, you must treat voids directly.

For webbing spiders, Coopex Insecticidal Dusting Powder is one of the most important dustin spider control.  Relaying only on residual spray will not give an effective treatment because there is no assurance that the spiders will react to it. You can also apply the dust in your walls, eaves, framing, or other places that a spider can stay.

When you apply Coopex outside your home, remember to use a power gear and calibrated spray tip. For your nozzle to produce a very fine spray, your treatment rate should be 1L/20 m2. In addition, you should avoid run-off, drifts, and non-target areas. You should also ensure that you spray the desired areas and include areas that do not receive correct application because it becomes re-infested.

On the other hand, in treating Red Backs, turn upside down all the outdoor furniture to expose where the spiders hide.

Aside from outdoor things, you should look into retaining walls or other garden sculptures. You can use a backpack mister if you want to check in your gardens, sheds, debris, stored items, fences, trailers, etc. This will allow the airflow hit directly the webbing and the spider.

For non-webbing spiders, you can dust to treat the voids and internal misting to make the spiders leave their place. For Wolf Spiders, you can use a ground spray that is 5 meters.

  1.       Use residual treatment

The use of residual treatment can prevent the webbing spiders to create another web. Webbing spiders have a process called ballooning. Young spiders produce a silk strand into the air and picked up and carried until they hit a solid surface.

Aside from removing the spiders, other insects can have effect on the residual treatment. When the other insects leave the place, the source of food for spiders will lessen.

  1.       Use the right chemicals

As mentioned above, you can use the Coopex Insecticidal Dusting Powder.  For the spray, you can use the Cislin 25, the leading insecticide in Australia for over 25 years. For webbing spiders inside your home, you can use Perigen Defence for misting.  For ground dwelling spiders, you can use Baytex 550 or Ficam W to prevent flushing out dangerous spiders.