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Redback Spiders Sydney

 

 

Redback Spiders Sydney

 

Redback Spiders Sydney
Redback Spiders Sydney

 

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?

 

 

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?

 

 

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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.

 

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Redback Spiders Sydney

 

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Black House Spiders Sydney

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

Black House Spiders Sydney

 

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.

 

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

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.

 

Where do you find Black House Spiders other than them creeping into our homes?

 

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.

 

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Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney
Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

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 spiders diet 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 spiders have 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.

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney
Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

 

How do you treat Wolf spiders?

 

Externally:

 

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.

 

Internally:

 

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.

 

 

If you suspect that you have Wolf spiders call us today for a free no obligation quote.

Spider Control Sydney

Spider Control Sydney

 

Spider control Sydney

 

Spider control Sydney
Spider control Sydney

 

What is spider control and how does it work?

 

Every home at some point will have spiders whether they are your annoying friendly house spider or your poisonous spider which is hunting for its next victim.

 

Spider Control Sydney
Spider control Sydney

 

How does Redline Pest Control eradicate spiders?

 

First and foremost our technicians will go around your home or business and will correctly identify any spiders which are on your premises before any treatment is carried out.

 

Depending on the type of spider which is lurking in your home there is different treatments that we carry out.

 

Spider control Sydney
Spider control Sydney

 

Your typical webbing spider will need to be sprayed directly as spraying around the perimeter will not eradicate them.

 

Unfortunately spiders are not like other pest and will not die once they walk over the chemical barrier which is set in place once a treatment has been carried out.

 

The reason why spiders needs to be directly sprayed is that their feet or paws have tiny little velcro hairs which doesn’t absorbed the chemical which has been sprayed around the spiders habitat.

 

Spider control Sydney
Spider control Sydney

 

Ground dwelling spiders are also known as wanders and will make burrows in the ground and depending on what species of Ground dwelling spider that is lurking in your home or business some will have small silk trip lines to catch their prey.

 

What are ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders
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Redline Pest Control needs to comb over both your front and back yard to see if there is any little burrows and once a ground dwelling spider infestation has been identified  the technician will spot treat each burrow and then will do a blanket spray over the yard.

 

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Huntsman Spider

 

If you have ground dwelling spiders inside your home Redline Pest Control will need to do a treatment which involves smoke bombs. Using smoke bombs will kill off any pest or spider which is hibernating in cracks and crevices in your home. You will need to leave home for around 4 hours once the smoke bombs have been activated and will need to stay at least another half an hour outside once you have opened your windows and doors after the 4 hour period is up.

 

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