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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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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
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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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