Treatment for Spiders
Spiders creep inside homes in search of food, water and shelter. While many species are harmless, others have nasty bites that can trigger nausea, allergic reactions and potentially even more serious consequences.
At Pro Pest Control Melbourne, we have the expertise and knowledge to deal with all types of spider infestations. Our trained and experienced technicians tackle spider issues with powerful treatments and techniques that are safe for you and the environment but are deadly to spiders.
We understand the stress caused by infestations and will work quickly and discreetly to remove them.
Our service is available to both residential and commercial customers.
Why Spiders Are Considered Pests
Australia is home to some of the most venomous spiders in the world, but most are not dangerous to humans. In fact, they can be considered beneficial because they feed on indoor pests such as flies, moths, roaches and mosquitoes. That being said, the last thing most people want to see in their homes is webbers crawling over floors and up walls. Consequently, they are widely viewed as pests because of the distress they cause.
How We Treat Spiders
If you have an infestation in your home or business, we can help. Pro Pest Control Melbourne´s effective spider control treatment eliminates infestations at their source. We do so by following our tried and tested three-stage process.
Before implementing any control methods, one of our expert technicians will conduct a full inspection of your property. This will determine the extent of any infestation, the species behind it and the location of nests. The inspection will also identify common spider entry points.
We’ll remove all spider webs during this stage and apply customised treatments to interior areas. These will eliminate the current infestation and offer long-term protection against future ones. We will also treat your property´s exterior to provide effective barriers against the eight-legged pests.
We´ll conduct a post-treatment inspection to ensure your home or business is completely free from arachnid.
As part of our service, we will also give you some useful tips to keep them away from your property for good.
Common Spider Species in Melbourne
The most common species found in Melbourne homes, businesses, gardens and yards are:
- Huntsman spider (family Sparassidae) – Long-legged with pea shaped abdoman spider that´s typically brown, black or grey in colour. Feeds on frogs and small lizards. Habitats include trunks, beneath stones and on walls of houses.
- White-tailed spider ( Lampona cylindrata and Lampona murina) – Dark reddish to grey in colour with a cigar-shaped body that has dark orange banded legs. Feeds on others and typically lives beneath rocks, barks and among logs and bush detritus. A bite from a white-tailed can cause vomiting, a headache and mild pain.
- Wolf spider (Lycosa spp) – Hairy that are typically tan, grey or brown with distinctive dark markings on their back. Feeds on insects and does not spin a web. Habitats include woods, shrubs, wet coastal forests, suburban gardens and alpine meadows.
- Black house spider (Badumna insignis) – Has a charcoal grey abdomen and dark brown or black legs. Feeds on ants, butterflies, bees and flies and lives in trunks, rock walls and logs. Its bite is poisonous but not fatal to humans.
Common Signs of Infestation
How Do You Know If You Have A Spider Problem?
They are generally shy creatures and hide if at all possible. So even if you have an infestation, you may not spot the creepy crawlies. However, there are some obvious tell-tale signs that they have taken up residence.
- Cobwebs in the corners of rooms.
- Spider egg sacs.
- An excess of flying insects (spiders preferred food source).
- Spider droppings – small black dots in the corners of rooms.
If you do see one or two in your home or business, there could be more lurking around, meaning it´s time to get help. Call the professionals straight away to eliminate them.
How To Keep Spiders at Bay: DIY Control and Prevention Tips
- Keep things clean and tidy. They love mess and clutter.
- Look for cracks where leaf litter can enter and fill them in.
- Regularly clean your home to remove dust and dirt.
- Inside, vacuum existing webs and wash away old webs from outside areas. This will make your home less attractive to spiders.
- Repair leaks as soon as possible.
- Consider using natural deterrents such as –
- Plant a eucalyptus tree in the yard. The strong smell will keep spinners away.
- Spiders loathe citrus scents, so rub lemon peels along shelves, skirting boards and window sills. Use lemon-scented furniture polish and light some scented candles.
- Crush garlic cloves and put them in a spray bottle filled with water. Then spray the mixture on floors, the corners of rooms and skirting boards.
- Move potential spider hiding places away from any exterior walls. This could include vegetation, compost, piles of wood and grass clippings.
- Turn off outside lights. Although these don’t attract robust spiders, they attract insects they feed on.
- Move rubbish bins away from your home. And always keep the lids closed.
- Consider getting a cat. They are excellent spider repellents.
What smells do spiders hate?
They don´t have noses as many animals do. They smell through sensory organs on their legs. Among the aromas they loathe are citrus, eucalyptus, lavender, cedar incense, peppermint oil and cinnamon oil.
How do spiders get into buildings?
They enter by crawling through any opening, such as holes in wooden window frames, gaps beneath doors and minute cracks that might develop in pipes over time.
How many spider species are there in Australia?
There are approximately 10,000 species of spider in Australia, according to estimates.
Where are spiders commonly found in the home?
It can be found anywhere there is source of food and water. Common places in the home are garages, under furniture, cupboards and other dark spaces, bathrooms, indoor plants, cardboard boxes and areas that attract other bugs.
Why Choose Us
- 12 month spider control warranty – Excluding Non webbing spiders
- Eco-friendly methods to eradicate spiders
- Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association Member
- Affordable and Reliable – We Turn up on time.
- 15 Years of Experience on the Melbourne
- 100% guarantee on all work
- Victoria Government Licensed Pest Technicians
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- Local Melbourne Business
- Eco-friendly Treatments
- 100% Customer Focused service
- Free Quotations
- Spider Control
- Non webbing spiders normally require alternative methods
- External and Internal Eradication
- Professional Spider Removal
- Central & Eastern Suburbs
- Melbourne CBD
- Inner City -South Yarra, Prahran, Richmond, Essendon, Collingwood and South East
- Northern & Western Suburbs
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Call Pro Pest Control Melbourne today to talk about a custom tailored program for you.
Phone us on 03 4062 5000.