Defence Pest Management


Getting Rid of White Tailed Spiders

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White tail spiders have been affecting many people in Australia and most of these people resulted in hospital admissions. This species of spiders is a native of Australia and is also a predator of other spiders. These are different from other types of spiders as they do not weave a web to catch their prey but rather seek out and stalk them down. The sting of white tail spiders produces venom and paralyses their prey, including humans. Serious illnesses and reactions can be caused by their bites. For this reason, it is important to have a thorough termite control Brisbane for effective eradication of these pests.

White tail spiders are active hunters and are generally found inside the houses in urban dwellings. These spiders, usually grey or brown in colour, are rather sleek-looking and about one to two centimetres in length. They have a creamy white tip of the tail. Males have additional white markings. The preferred habitats for these spiders include dry barks, plants and darker areas of the house interiors such as roof voids. They also like to hide inside the shoes and clothing.

To get rid of these pests there are a number of steps you can take. One way is to treat the area with synthetic pyrethroid insecticide. These are available in both concentrates as well as sprays. To eradicate them from roof voids, spraying the roof with residual insecticides. Alternatively, a bug bomb fumigator can be used to access some of the harder areas. All interior areas where the white tail spiders have been spotted should be sprayed thoroughly. Common areas include ceiling corners, in and around door and window frames, skirting, under and behind furniture and cupboards. For exteriors, spray on the eaves, downpipes, washing lines and decks. Once a through treatment is done, it will last for the entire season. If, however, there are high UV levels or heavy rainfall, the treatment might need to be repeated. Wherever white tail spiders are spotted, they should be removed immediately. Another important measure is to remove all spider webs from the house on which the white tail spiders breed.

Removal of white tail spiders from the interiors and exteriors of the house can be a laborious task if complete eradication is to take place. Pest inspections companies in Brisbane have all the effective and safe treatment measures for the white tail spider removal. These pet friendly treatments are available for both commercial and domestic pest control.