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Redback Spiders Western Sydney

Redback Spiders  Western Sydney

 

Redback Spiders Western Sydney
Redback Spiders Western Sydney

 

Redback spiders also known as Latrodectus Hasselti come from the family of Theridiidae and is a native spider here in Australia.

Unfortunately, Redback Spiders Western Sydney is known to pack a punch of a bite if bitten and their venom has the capabilities to kill a human if not treated. (Did you know that antivenom was made in 1956).

Only the female Redback Spider can deliver a very painful bite, whereas the male Redback Spider don’t usually bite humans unless provoked.

Many poets and songwriters have made this feisty little Redback Spiders Sydney famous.

So, what is a Redback Spiders Western Sydney?

Female Redback Spiders can sometimes be a brown colour, but they are more commonly black with a nice red or orange stripe on their upper and below abdomen.

Male Redback Spiders do have the traditional red to orange markings, but it is not a prominent as the female Redback spider, sometimes the male can be a light brown with white Markings.

Habitat Redback Spiders Western Sydney

Redback spiders tend to live in messy webs which will generally be sticky, so it can catch its prey.

They can build their webs just about on anything and anywhere and can be in unsuspecting places such as a outside toilet.

Redback Spiders  prefers sheltered and dry areas such as rocks, shrubs, logs, piles of debris and junk, sheds and it is becoming more bolder by coming inside of our homes or businesses.

 

Redback Spiders Western Sydney
Redback Spiders Western Sydney

 

Breeding behaviours Redback Spiders Western Sydney

The male Redback Spider don’t create a web but rather they can be found on the corners of a female Redback Spider.

The male Redback Spider will actively assist the female Redback Spider in what is called the sexual cannibalism when mating.

Male Redback Spider will place his abdomen over the female redback spiders’ mouthparts and she will consume all of the male redback spiders most of the time, any males that do survive the mating ritual will generally succumb to their injuries and die a short time after the mating ritual has taken place.

Lifecycle Redback Spiders Western Sydney

After the mating ritual has ended the female Redback Spider will store the male redback spider’s sperm and can use that sperm over a two-year period.

Female Redback Spider will spend quite a bit of time producing their white to off brown egg sacks which is roughly the size 1CM diameter, she can produce roughly up to ten egg sacs a year with over 250 eggs inside.

The female Redback Spider will deposit her egg sac in her silk web and then it will take roughly anywhere from two – four weeks later for spiderlings to hatch.

Female Redback Spider will mature roughly at the four-month mark whereas the male redback spiders will generally mature roughly 90 days.

Diet Redback Spiders Western Sydney

Redback Spiders will feed on most other insects and can be found to consume small prey such as lizards, small snakes and king crickets.

Further Reading:

Moment redback spider sees Snake prey.

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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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What are ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders?

 

What are ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders

 

What are ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders
White tip spider

 

 

To me when it comes to spiders they are all the same, big, ugly and scary.

 

I often get customers asking what is the difference between ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders? Don’t you treat them the same way? How do you tell the difference between ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders?

 

Each of Redline Pest Controls technicians will ask you questions about where you are seeing the spiders, a brief description of the spiders and will thoroughly investigate your premises and will advise you if you have webbing spiders or ground dwelling spiders.

 

What spiders would you consider as webbing spiders?

 

 

What spiders would you consider as Ground dwelling spiders?

 

 

What sort of treatment do you use for webbing spiders?

 

What are ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders
Net Casting Spider Control Sydney

 

With webbing spiders each technician will investigate and identify where webbing spiders are and will spot spray each web and spider they find.

 

What sort of treatment do you use for ground dwelling spiders?

 

What are ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders
Huntsman Spider

 

With Ground dwelling spiders the technician will investigate and identify where the ground dwelling spiders hide, he will go through your lawn, garden bedding and any cracks and crevices and will provide you with a blanket spray of all these areas.

 

What are ground dwelling spiders and webbing spiders

 

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10 Redback Spider Facts

 

10 Redback Spider Facts

 

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10 Redback Spider Facts

 

 

1. Redback Spiders are often confused as a Black Widow Spider.
2. Female Redback Spiders are bigger than the male Redback Spider.
3. Male Redback Spiders are rarely seen.
4. Only female Redback Spiders will bite humans as the male Redback Spiders fangs are not strong enough to pierce the human flesh.
5. The female Redback Spider will eat the male Redback Spider in a mating ritual.
6. Female Redback Spiders can hold sperm for around 2 years and continue to re-produce several batches of spiderlings.
7. Redbacks Spiders are related to the Widow Spider family.
8. Redback Spiders webs are very messy.
9. Redback Spiders can also have an orange stripe.
10. There is even a song about a Redback Spider called Redback on the toilet seat.

 

Why is important to have regular pest treatments on your home.
10 Redback Spider Facts

 

10 Redback Spider Facts

 

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