Spider Pest Control Sydney
Local Pest Controller Fighting Spiders
Spiders exist all around us and is a reality of Sydney life. Sydney is home to some of the world’s most dangerous spiders including the funnel-web spider and redback spider. There are two types of spiders in Sydney, spiders that create webs and those that prefer to hide around your garden in places such as holes and crevices. Most spiders found around the home are harmless and in most cases, common sense and regular pest control will assist in keeping the family safe from spiders. However there are two that all households should be aware of as their bites are extremely painful and potentially fatal.
Sydney spiders in the city are bigger than spiders in the country. See the full article about Sydney spiders. In one study reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, female spiders in the city were larger and more fertile than their country counterparts.
– Australia has about 2,000 species of spider and the vast majority of them are harmless to humans.
– Simple household tricks such as closing windows, installing simple weather strips on doors and even flyscreens keep most spiders out from the home.
– Immediate medical assistance required for funnel-web, mouse, red-back or white-tailed spider bite.
We can do a thorough inspection of your property to ensure spiders are not hiding waiting to surprise you. Our professional pest control methods will ensure we check all the likely spider breeding locations and habitats. This includes windows, along cornices, ceiling voids, gutters and outdoor furniture.
Spider bites and venom
Most spiders use venom to paralyse their prey, usually flying insects that get caught in their intricate webs. Spiders may only bite humans when they feel threatened and when they do, their fangs are usually not strong enough to break the human skin. Spider venom usually has no long lasting effect on the human body and pain management is through an icepack.
However there are a few Australian spiders that can cause bites resulting in hospital care. They include the funnel-web, the mouse, the red-back and the white-tailed spiders. Babies, young children, the elderly and people with an existing heart conditions are at great risk to these spider bite. Some people also experience allergic reactions to certain venoms and this requires immediate medical treatment. If in doubt, see your doctor, go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital or dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance.
Anti-venoms are available for the treatment of red-back and funnel-web spider bite.
Symptoms of spider bites
Symptoms of a venomous spider bite depend on the species, but may include:
– Redness and itching
– Increasing pain
– Sweating (perspiring)
– Dilated pupils
– Uncontrollable muscle spasms
First aid for spider bites
Appropriate first aid for venomous spider bites depends on the species of spider.
Funnel-web and mouse spider – firmly bandage the affected area. Splint if possible. Make sure the person lies still, because not moving will help to slow the venom moving through the body.
Red-back and white-tailed spider – wash the bitten area thoroughly. Do not bandage because pressure will increase pain. Apply an ice-pack.
In all cases, never cut a spider bite or tourniquet a limb. Don’t give the person anything to eat or drink. Seek immediate medical help.