Specialist Spider Control Brisbane
Spiders can be scary to many people and certainly some spiders have a nasty bite.
Keeping your family and pets safe from spiders and your home free of spider webs is a key part of ensuring a pest-free home.
Although our general pest control treatments include spiders, sometimes if you have an infestation or a particular concern a specialist spider treatment is the better option.
The Pest Doctors provide a range of specialist spider treatments to provide long lasting protection.
Professional Spider Treatments
Redback spider (web building spider)
Black house spider (web building spider)
White tailed spider (running spider)
Spiders live outside and generally find their way inside “by accident” or to escape heat or heavy rain.
As such, our spider treatments focus on treating the external areas of the property – the building perimeter, eaves, vents, weepholes and other entry points, as well as foliage around the building and fencing.
Our treatments are designed to kill any spiders present and providing lasting protection – making sure your home is spider and web free for many months.
We provide a 12 month warranty on spiders outside the home.
How our spider treatments work
Our specialist spider sprays will kill any spider they contact. They also leave an invisible insecticide residue on treated surfaces. This residue will kill any spiders that come along later and also stops them building their webs.
It’s important to leave any webs in place for a couple of days after spraying. This gives any spiders in hiding the chance to pick up insecticide when they venture back out onto their web. The webs can be brushed down after a couple of days – don’t use a hose to spray the webs down as the water will also wash away the insecticide
Spiders inside the home
Of course, no-one wants spiders inside the home, but while we will eliminate any spiders we see during our treatment, we cannot provide a 100% guarantee that no spiders will enter your home (no-one can) in the months after the treatment. This is because hunting spiders, such as white-tail spiders which run on the tips of their legs, can actually walk over treated surfaces without actually picking up a lethal dose of insecticide.
BUT, with our specialist spider treatments we eliminate web-building spiders outside the home along with other insects, thus eliminating suitable prey for hunting spiders around your home. This makes your home far less attractive to these spiders and so the chances of a spider ending up inside a greatly reduced.
OUR PEST CONTROL STANDARDS
We will arrive when we say, or you will receive a courtesy call to advise we are running a little late. Please always rest assured that we value your time
We understand the importance of keeping your family, pets and the environment, healthy and safe. We prioritise sourcing the safest available products on the market to reduce the risk to your loved ones.
12 Month Service Guarantee on all pest control treatments. If pests come back we will come back and re-treat the area of concern at no extra charge.
How to prevent a spider problem?
To make your home less attractive to spiders it is necessary to reduce the potential food sources around the building (insects and other spiders) and eliminate potential hiding spots.
The only way to really eliminate insects and other prey items for spiders from around your home is to have a pest treatment. However, there are a few actions you can take to eliminate potential hiding spots around the home where they could build their webs / nests:
- Remove stored goods and wood piles from around and under your home – these are favourite hiding places for redbacks, huntsman and white-tailed spiders
- Remove or trim back vegetation from around the perimeter of the home – bushes are preferred hiding spots for garden spiders to build their webs
- Seal up any cracks around entry points and ensure you have good fitting pest screens
- Make sure any sheets and clothes are kept off the floor – huntsman and white-tailed spiders love to hide in tight spaces!
More spider information
Web-buildings spiders such as redback and black house spiders are pretty easy to kill as they hide in crevices and have obvious webs.
A quality surface treatment will provide long lasting protection from web-building spiders and prevent them building their webs.
Running or hunting spiders, such as white-tailed and huntsman spiders, don’t build webs and so their hiding places can be harder to spot. In addition, they walk on the tips of their legs which means they pick up little insecticide when walking on treated surfaces. This make them harder to control.
Running spiders feed on insects and other spiders around your home – black house spiders are actually a favourite food of white-tail spiders. As such, a pest treatment to eliminate insects and web-building spiders around the home make the property less attractive for running spiders.
White-tail spider bites
The idea that the bite of a white-tailed spider causes flesh to decay is a myth. Whilst the bite is certainly quite painful there are no toxins in the bite that can cause the flesh to decay. However, bacteria can be introduced into the bite area from the fangs of the spider or by scratching the irritated area. However, this can happen with any spider bite and is not specific to white-tail spider bites.
Need to protect your home, family and pets from Spiders?
Spiders webs can be very unsightly and spider bites can be a concern for your family and pets.