Australia is home to some of the most venomous spiders in the world. While there are around 40,000 known spider species around the world, only a small percent of these are venomous.
Inside the Home
Spiders are attracted to dark, small spaces. The most common spots you would spot a spider inside your home include under furniture, under sinks, door frames, ceiling corners, window sills, and cracks inside your walls.
If you see a spider in your house, never provoke it. Some species, including the deadly funnel-web spider, can be aggressive, therefore it is best to leave handling them to professionals.
Outside the home
Rocks, woodpiles, underneath garden statues, and piles of debris are common places to find spiders outside your home. Sheds and garages also provide the perfect environment for these pests. The dark corners of these popular storage locations provide the perfect breeding ground for spiders.
Spiders love households where clutter and objects can provide them with the perfect hiding spots. To prevent spiders inside and outside your home, ensure you keep inside area clutter-free and remove piles of debris from outside your home.
If you have a spider infestation make sure that you immediately contact a pest inspection and removal company as spiders in the home are very dangerous.