There are about 40,000 different species of spider. They differ from insects in having 8 legs instead of 6 and two body sections instead of 3. Some species are ground dwelling, while others live above ground in and on plants and buildings. They prefer warm temperatures and moderate humidity.
Most spiders eat small insects; some use a web to trap their meal while others like the Australian White Tailed Spider rely only on predation. Being hunters, they are swift moving and scurry away when disturbed. Spiders can cause anxiety or phobias.
Did you know?
- The Funnelweb is one of the most dangerous and the Redback is also poisonous to humans. In recent years, the development of anti-venom for these two has reduced bite fatalities.
- The White Tailed Spider has been implicated in the development of ulcers that are difficult to cure.
- It´s good to have a Huntsman around the house. These large, non-venomous spiders prey on the more dangerous white tailed spider as well as cockroaches and other crawling insects.
Apex Pest Solutions will target problem areas and potential hotspots for spider infestation around and inside the home.