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Spider Control Services Canberra

There exist 35,000 spider species across the globe, with many being identified as household pests. As predators, spiders use their venom to paralyse or kill their prey. Their typical feeding method involves injecting a pre-digestive fluid into the prey’s body and ingesting the liquid food. Spiders can go without food for several weeks to four months. Most spiders are nocturnal and primarily active at night.

Spiders are a threat to humans because of their venomous bites, which can cause allergic reactions or transmit diseases. In addition, they create unsightly webs that are difficult to clean and may attract other pests like flies. Also, the presence of spiders can make your property appear unclean or neglected, which can be off-putting to your guests or potential buyers if you are trying to sell your property.

At Tom’s Pest Control, we understand the importance of spider removal, and hence we offer services that can give you a clean and tidy home or business. With our expertise, we can remove all types of spiders from your property, offering you complete peace of mind.

Types Of Spiders

funnel web spider canberra
The funnel web spider, a member of the Hexathelidae family, is a venomous arachnid native to Australia. Renowned for its forceful fangs, this spider's venom is dangerous to humans and can lead to severe illness or fatality if not treated immediately. Its web features a one-of-a-kind design resembling a funnel, hence the spider's name.

Funnel Web Spider

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redback spider control canberra
The redback spider, also known as Latrodectus hasselti, is a member of the Theridiidae family. It is closely related to the infamous black widow spider (Latrodectus sp) found in the United States, differing only in appearance. Other Latrodectus species exist in various parts of the world, including Africa, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Islands, and New Zealand.

Redback Spider

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White tailed spiders control
White-tailed spiders feature cylindrical, cigar-shaped bodies and are typically reddish grey. A white spot located at the tip of their abdomen is a distinguishing characteristic of this spider species. Unlike other spiders, white-tailed spiders do not spin webs, which means they hide in various places, such as furniture, clothing, shoes, and cabinets in residential areas. Their bites can cause minor symptoms, and most people tend to recover from the effects of the bite over time.

White-Tail Spider

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wolf spider control canberra
Wolf spiders have eight eyes arranged around their head, providing them exceptional eyesight. Their size can vary significantly, with body lengths ranging from approximately 0.6 cm to over an inch, not including their legs. Although wolf spiders may bite if they feel threatened, their venom is generally not dangerous to humans.

Wolf Spider

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Mouse spiders control canberra
Mouse spiders have a distinctively bulbous head and jaw region, and their body length can range from 10 mm to 35 mm. While mouse spider bites are not common, they can have severe effects on human health if they do occur.

Mouse Spiders

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Black house spiders control canberra
Black house spiders are commonly found both indoors and outdoors. When indoors, they tend to rest in areas where light attracts prey. In addition, these spiders are known for building triangular, messy webs. While bites from black house spiders are not very common, they can cause significant pain and local swelling.

Black House Spider

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trapdoor Spider control canberra
Trapdoor spiders typically prefer dark habitats such as logs or burrows, and they mainly feed on small insects and invertebrates. Some of their common prey include crickets, moths, beetles, and grasshoppers. While their bite is rarely fatal, it can still cause severe reactions in humans.

Trapdoor Spider

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Huntsman spiders control canberra
Huntsman spiders control canberra

Huntsman Spider

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Black Garden Ants control canberra
Black Garden Ants control canberra

Garden Orb Weaving Spider

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Looking For Spider Removal Services?

At Tom’s Pest Control, we specialise in effective pest management, including the removal of spiders from homes and other buildings. We use safe and reliable techniques to deliver satisfactory results to our clients. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality customer service and clear, concise information, so you can trust that your property is in good hands. Our services are available for all types of properties, be it your home or commercial space.

Contact us today for more information on our pest control services.