Spiders come in a wide range of varieties. Australia has some of the most deadly spiders pest control Perth in the world but we have many non-poisonous spiders too. Direct contact with spiders can be a health risks to humans as they can bite. There are several treatment methods which will help resolve spider problems.
Spiders come in a wide range of varieties. Australia has some of the most deadly spiders pest control Perth in the world but we have many non-poisonous spiders too. See Table below to identify your Spiders.
|Spiders||Photo||Adult body Length||Identification Features|
|Black House Spider
|8-10 mm males15-18 mm females||Also call Widow Spider. Dark charcoal grey body with dark grey to black legs. Not harmful to humans.|
|Garden Orbweaving Spider (Eriophora transmarina sp.)||5-6 mm males
35-40 mm females
|Rather large abdomen with hairs over body surface. Dark to light pattern. The female is usually encountered much more than the male. Not harmful to humans.|
|15-25 mm males35-40 mm females.||Large brown, hairy spider with the first 3 set of legs bent forward.|
|Red back Spider (Latrodectus hasselti)||5-8 mm males12-15 mm females||Black to brown with large pea shaped abdomen. White stripe sometimes has white lines around edge of stipe. Seek medical advice if bitten.|
|White tailed Spider(Lampona culindrata)||5-8 mm males12-18 mm for females.||Dark Black in colour with brownish red legs, stout and a greyish abdomen. There is clear white spot on the end of the tail. Seek medical advice if bitten.|
|15-20 mm males20-25mm females||Dark brown to grey abdomen. Found mostly in gardens. Not dangerous to humans. One type can cause painful bites.|
|Daddy Long Legs (Pholcus phalangiodes)||Body Length 9mmWith legs 50mm||Light brown in colour. Long skinny legs. Thin tangled webs found ceilings and upper walls in house and sheds. Not harmful to humans.|
(Gerozisis & Hadlington, 2006, 208-220)
Direct contact with spiders can be a health risks. By wearing sensible footwear, wearing gloves while gardening, not leaving toys outside overnight can help minimise contact with ground dwelling spiders which carry bacteria organisms, viruses which are harmful to humans but also bite humans.
If bitten by a spider first aid treatment or medical treatment should be sort. Identification of the spider will aid in the type of treatment needed.
Most spiders have 3-4 sets of eyes which are located on the side of their heads and 8 legs. They come in a variety of colours and sizes.
During mating the male spider secretes his seminal juices on web or bark which he presents to the female to fertilise herself. The female often eats the male after her is fertilised.
After fertilisation the eggs are laid into an egg sac. The outside of the sac is women from threads. The eggs hatch inside the egg sac and the moult prior to emerging. The young are known as spiderlings, who need to source their own food.
During moulting a spider pest control Perth might lose a leg but this can regenerate.
Web-spinning spiders can live up to 12 months while ground dwelling spiders can live up to a few years due to they develop more slowly than the web-spinning spiders.
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