DIY Spider Control

Do It Yourself Spider Treatment


Spiders are found in almost every home in Australia. They can reside in any area, as long as there is limited movement. With spiders, they feed on other insects and can cause death to humans as well. Though they are considered pests, they also help in controlling the pest infestation in homes. They are tiny in size but can inject venom to humans, which can kill them almost instantly. However, not all spiders are venomous.

Fun Facts

• They are not found in the Antarctica.
• Some species are big enough to kill rats and birds.
• They have blue blood.
• The black widow is the most dangerous species of spider
• Most spiders die after they mate
• Some people eat spiders

Species in Australia

There are many species of spiders in Australia. Some are venomous, while others are not. Out of all those species, the most common include the Black House Spider, Daddy Long Legs Spider, Common House Spider, Garden Orb-Weaving Spiders, Funnel Web Spider, Huntsman Spider, Redback Spider, Mouse Spider, among others.

Commonly Found

They will be found in and around the house in various places. You can expect to find spiders in bookshelves, under the bed, in stores, the garden, in the attic, and generally anywhere around the home.

DIY Control Treatment

Just like any other pest, you will first need to identify the potential entry point of the spider. Spiders can get in the house via gaps around the doors and windows. For that, you have to seal such areas to block their entry. Also, try locating the spider webs and nests around the house. Treat them with an effective insecticide from your local store. Ideally, leave the webs in their place for a few days after you apply the treatment.

For the venomous and lethal spiders, spot-treat them with an insect spray. Ideally, use a crawling insect spray for the best results.

DIY Treatment Effectiveness

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It can both be easy and difficult to handle a spider invasion, depending on the species. Here, you might want to contact an exterminator to eliminate the spiders, especially if you do not know whether they are venomous or not.

Preventive Strategies

  • Seal any gaps or cracks around the windows, doors, or in the attic.
  • Eliminate the webs regularly to discourage the spiders’ existence.
  • Vacuum the house thoroughly to eliminate the egg sacs and webs.