Tens of thousands of spider species have been identified throughout the world of which a few thousand, including some of the most dangerous, are found in Australia.
These arachnids have eight legs and two body segments. Spiders have three or four pair of eyes. Many spiders have poor vision, but some species of spiders, such as the jumping spider, have exceptional vision.
Spiders do not have chewing mouthparts and commonly utilise digestive enzymes in their saliva to break prey down before consuming it. Additionally, the gut of a spider is too narrow to allow for consumption of large food particles. Almost all spider species are predators, although one plant-feeding species has been documented.
Spiders are capable of producing silk that is elastic, adhesive and strong. This silk is used to spin webs as well as to construct egg sacs and line spider dwellings. The size and shape of spider webs vary by species: some are orb-shaped, while others are funnel-shaped; some webs are orderly, while others appear haphazard. Some spider species live in burrows rather than webs, while others are free ranging and take refuge in crevices.
Spiders commonly enter homes in two primary ways: entering through open, poorly screened windows and doors and through cracks and gaps around door and window frames. Most of the time, spiders come inside the home looking for prey. The other common method of entry is accidentally hitchhiking inside boxes, on outdoor items and numerous other things that are brought inside a home or business. Contact Jentel Pest Management if you find spiders in your home or business. Our licensed technicians will conduct an inspection and a create a comprehensive control plan that is based on the inspection findings.
Do I Need Professional Spider Control Assistance?
While there steps you can take to minimise spider infestation, if dangerous species is colonising the areas around your home or invasions are severe you will need the help of a professional for long-term spider control.
Why call in a professional pest controller for your spider control?
We know the type of environments around your home and business that spiders love. We have the experience of knowing where to look and an in-depth knowledge of additional factors you may not be aware of. Professional pest controllers have a wide variety of products and systems that can provide on-going eradication of, and protection from spiders.