Ground dwelling spiders are spiders that live on the ground either in burrows or cracks and crevices of buildings, trees, bushes, rocks, etc. Some ground dwelling spidersdo have the ability to spin trip lines such as the funnel web spider and trap door spiders.
What spiders belong to the ground dwelling family?
Funnel web spiders
How do you treat ground dwelling spiders if you can’t see any webs?
Redline Pest Controls technicians are train to inspect, identify and treat affect areas. Once the technician has combed over your lawns, he will spot treat any hole that is visible then he will go over your lawns and blanket spray for any holes he might not have seen or any spiders which have come to the surface.
If you have ground dwelling spiders inside the technician will let of smoke bombs, depending on the size of your home this maybe 4 to 8 smoke bombs. Once the technician has let the smoke bombs off you must vacate for around 4 hours, once you return quickly open doors and windows and stay out for a further half an hour.
It is vital that you get a professional to treat these spiders and do not under any circumstances go near these spiders.
This morning I received a frantic call from a mother who was playing with her kids on their swing set and noticed something moving from underneath the swing seat. Upon closer inspection she realised that it was a Redback spider Sydney she quickly grabbed her kids and called me to see what we could do for her.
I advised her that we could do a general pest treatment and that it would cover the Redback spiders Sydney amongst other various pest for her.
So what is a Redback spider?
The Redback Spider Sydney is a member of the Theridiidae family and is also known as Latrodectus Hasselti and is a native spider here in Australia.
There are many different name that Redback Spiders Sydney go by such as Kapara spider, Murra-Ngura spider, Red spot spider, Red stripe spider, Jockey spider and Kanna-Jeri spider.
What do Redback spider Sydney look like?
Female Redback spiders are much larger than the males and will be roughly 12-15mm with the male Redback spider being 3-4mm. Redback spiders have long skinny legs with a large bulbous abdomen and smallish cephalothorax. Their stripe can be a dark red to a softer orangey colour.
What do Redback Spiders feed on?
Redback spiders tend to feed on small insects they catch in their web but has been known to eat frogs, other spiders, small lizards and mice.
It is often the female Redback spider that will feast on the prey first with the male Redback spider and spiderlings taking what is left over.
Where will I find Redback spiders?
Redback spiders are nocturnal and you will often see them spinning their webs where it is dry, warm with plenty of shelter. They will often hide under pot plants, swings, trampolines, outdoor settings, clothes lines, letterboxes, and any other ornaments on your property.
Black House Spiders are from the family of Desidae, Black House Spiders are also known as Badumna Insignis.
What is a Black House Spider and what does it look like?
Well as you can see the Black House Spider is big and hairy but not all black house spiders are black, big or hairy.
The Black House Spider is a common spider that lingers in the corners of the walls in our homes just waiting to give us a fright.
The female Black House Spider is much larger than the male Black House Spider with it being 15-18mm and the male being 8-10mm. Black House Spiders have large abdomens with long luscious legs. Colour can vary when it comes to the Black House Spider, dark brown to black in colour, to blackish grey colour this is due to the hairs giving them a grey appearance.
What do Black House Spiders eat and will they bite me?
No, Black House Spiders tend to shy away from human contact. Black House Spiders will tend to feed on the liquid from its prey such as flies, moths, butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, mosquitoes.
Black House Spiders tend to set up house in tree trunks, old bark, cracks and crevices, rocks, and left debris. The female Black House Spider will rarely leave her web which is similar to the Funnel Web Spider. When building their webs, the Black House Spider will us small objects such a twigs, sticks and leaves.
What is a huntsman spider and what do they look like?
Why do they call a Huntsman spider the Huntsman? Does they mean that they will hunt me down in the corner of my room?
No, a Huntsman spider is from the Heteropodidae family and is known for the way they hunt their prey such as small invertebrates and other insects. They immobilise their prey with their fangs and will suck the juices out of the prey.
So what does a Huntsman Spider look like?
There is over 94 species ofHuntsman Spiders. Huntsman Spiders have a big flat body with eight hairy legs and eight beaming eyes, they are also known as a crab spider. If you look closely you will see beautiful markings on this spider (yes I know that I am somewhat strange when I talk about how beautiful spiders are).Huntsman can be brown to grey, orange to brown or brown to pink with stripes on the bottom of their abdomen. The male Huntsman spideris much smaller than the female with it being roughly 16cm and the female being roughly 20cm.
Where do Huntsman Spiders live?
You will find the Huntsman spideracross Australia, they do not build webs or have burrows, you are more than likely to see them under bark, logs, tree stumps, rocks and cracks and crevices. At times you will find the Huntsman spider high up on your walls near the ceiling.
Are Huntsman spiders aggressive?
There is a two part answer to this question as it is a no and a yes. Most Huntsman spiders will quickly run away once you have disturbed them but if a female Huntsman is guarding her eggs she will be more than likely to attack you. While Huntsman spiders are not poisonous they do pack a mighty bite and can cause nausea, swelling and sweating.
What are Wolf spiders and what do Wolf spiders look like?
Wolf spiders are a common spider throughout Australia and come from the Lycosidae family.
Wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider and will either go on the hunt for their prey or will wait patiently for their prey to pass by their burrow.
So what do Wolf spiders eat?
The Wolf spidersdiet is crickets, grass hoppers, ants, smaller spiders, small lizards, small birds and mice.
Wolf spiders got their name by hunting down their prey like wolves do but that is as far as it goes by being similar to a wolf.
Wolf spidershave eight eyes and legs with a robust body. Depending on the species of Wolf spiders colour will vary from dark brown to grey with either orange or black markings on their abdomen.
Wolf spiders spend most of their time in solitary and you will generally only see more than one if they are mating.
When Wolf spiders mate the male Wolf spider will wave its pedipalps in order to gain the female Wolf spider’s attention.
After a Wolf spider mates the female Wolf spider will carry her young until they are old enough to fend for themselves.
How do you treat Wolf spiders?
Redline Pest Control will comb over your front and back lawn spot treating and holes that the Wolf spider has made. Once the technician has spot treated the lawns he will then blanket spray both lawns as sometimes a hole may have been missed.
If you have Wolf spiders internally Redline Pest Control will use smoke bombs to eradicate the Wolf spiders.
Now depending on the size of your home smoke bombs will vary. In saying that a standard size home will usually have between three to six smoke bombs.
Once the smoke bombs have been let off you are unable to enter your premises for around four hours.
We ask you to open the doors and windows for a further half an hour before entering your premises.