You don’t have to be an arachnophobe to want a spider free home!
Redbacks, black house spiders and white-tails can all give nasty bites – especially a worry if you have children or pets and webs on the outside of the building can be very unsightly.
If you have a spider problem (or want to prevent one!) give the experts at Hindmarsh Pest Control a call.
Our spider treatments focus on web-spinning spiders – redbacks and black house spiders – as they are the main cause for concern.
The areas we normally treat include:
We use a range of products to provide quick knockdown and long lasting control and offer a 3 months warranty (service free period) on web-spinning spiders.
Huntsman and white-tail spiders
Our standard spider treatment provides a warranty on web-building spiders only as ground spiders (such as huntsman and white-tails) can walk on the tips of their legs over a treated surfaces without picking up enough insecticides, it is still possible for the occasional huntsman or white tail spider to enter. See “How our spider treatments work” for more information.
The sprays and dusts we use will kill any spider they contact. They also leave invisible residual layer on treated surfaces, which will kill any spiders that come along later and stop them building their webs.
Removing spider webs
If you have a lot of webs, it is important that you leave the webs in place for 2-3 days after treatment. This ensures that any spiders hiding at the time of treatment pick up insecticide when they come out onto their web. After a couple of days, brush down any unsightly webs (don’t wash them down with a hose as you will wash the treatment away as well!).
Huntsman and White-tail spiders
Most homeowners have problems with web-spinning spiders, but if you have a specific problem with huntsman or white-tails, please let us know so we can investigate.
The problem with ground or running spiders such as white-tails and huntsman is that they can walk across treated surfaces on the tips of their legs to avoid contact with the insecticide.
However, our general pest treatment and standard spider treatment will take care of insects and web-spinning spiders (black house spiders are the favourite food of white-tail spiders). This lack of prey means huntsman or white-tails are likely to move elsewhere.
However, if you are experiencing a serious problem with huntsman and white-tail spiders, we definitely need to do something! We will carry out an inspection and tailor our treatment to deal with the problem.
Spiders eat insects (and other spiders!). So doing anything to keeps the insect numbers down, will make your home less attractive for spiders – a general pest treatment once a year is a good idea!
Trim back and remove vegetation from around the perimeter of your home to reduce spider hiding spots.
Prune any bushes or trees near paths and driveways – we all hate walking through spider webs!
Avoid storing goods, rubbish and wood piles around and under your home. Wood piles and garden rubbish are particular hotspots for redbacks, huntsman and white-tails.
Spiders will often try and come inside during hot or wet weather. Make sure insect screens fit well and fill any other cracks or entry points.
As huntsman and white-tails like squeezing into tight spaces, avoid leaving shoes, clothes and sheets on the floor, especially in the warmer months where they are looking for a cool, hiding spot.