Every Victorian knows the danger of Australian spiders. The species that have evolved here are some of the most dangerous varieties in the world. While some spiders are quite beneficial in controlling insect populations, such as flies and ants, other species can be a massive risk to your family, children, and pets. With the development of effective anti-venom, the risk of dying from a spider bite is very low if you receive proper treatment. Regardless, spider bites are among the most painful insect bites you can receive.
If you have concerns about spiders in your home, you should contact a pest control operator immediately.
Spiders are a very common type of phobia for many Australians. While they aren’t usually dangerous when they bit, spider bites can produce a necrotic effect and should be treated immediately. The two most venomous spider species in the world are funnel web spiders and redback spiders. Both are found in Australia.
Did you know?
- There are around 10,000 types of spiders in Australia
- Without anti-venom, a spider bite can potentially kill an adult human
- Pain and other symptoms from spider bites can last for hours or days
- The largest variety of spider in Australia is the Eastern tarantula and it has a possible leg span of 23 centimetres
- Most spiders die within 2 or 3 years, but some can live as long as 30 years
- Spiders bite thousands of people a year all over Australia
- Symptoms caused by spider bites in addition to pain, including nausea, headaches, lethargy, body aches and pains, irritability, hypertension, fevers, and muscle spasms
The redback spider is the most dangerous species of Victorian spider and it is common to find it in rural areas as well as the city. They are the culprits for most of the spider bites that require medical care. Their bites cause severe and lasting pain in over 2/3 of incidences. The female redback spider is larger and is most often the aggressor with bites. Redback spider bites are most common during the warmer months and peak from January to April.
Get the Professional Pest Control Solution
Venomous spiders are most often designed to prey upon small insects, such as flies and ants. Sometimes though a spider will bite a human if they feel threatened. This is often by complete accident, such as a spider nesting in a shoe or a bicycle helmet. That’s why it is important to have your home treated for spiders and other pests periodically rather than only when you see them. Prevention is the best way to protect yourself and your family from unnecessary venomous bites.
All of our work is 100% guaranteed and performed with safety as the foremost consideration. Contact the Pest Control Professional today for a free, no obligation quote on how to rid your home of spiders. Call us today at 0404 85 65 05.