Treatment for Spiders
No one likes finding spiders in their home. They can sometimes be dangerous, especially if they have a venomous bite.
For this reason, you need to hire a professional who can safely remove the pest from your home.
At Pro Pest Control Perth, we understand this and we’re here to help.
With over 10 years of experience dealing with pests, we know how to get rid of them quickly and effectively. Our team is fully licensed and insured, so you can have total peace of mind letting us handle your spider problem.
Our spider treatments come with a warranty. So if you see any spiders in that time, we’ll comeback and retreat at no extra charge.
We stand by our work and won’t be satisfied until you are 100% happy.
How We Treat Spiders
We use an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to spider control. This involves multiple tactics to eliminate current infestations and prevent future ones. Our spider treatment process includes:
- Inspection – We thoroughly inspect your home to find all spider entry points and areas of activity. This includes checking roof voids, crawl spaces, garages, sheds, gardens, and under outdoor furniture. For commercial properties, we check external walls, structural foundations, and landscaped areas.
- Web Removal – We remove all spider webs and egg sacs. This eliminates current spider populations.
- Pesticide Application – We use safe, regulated pesticides approved for indoor and outdoor use. For dangerous spiders like Redbacks and Funnelwebs, we use fast-acting sprays. Dusts and gels are applied to crawl spaces.
- Entry Point Sealing – We seal cracks, crevices, and holes where spiders enter. This prevents future infestations and limits nesting sites. Appropriate materials are used to avoid structural damage.
- Follow-Up & Monitoring – We follow-up within 14 days to ensure spiders have been eliminated. Additional treatments are provided if needed. We can also implement regular monitoring and treatments to prevent future infestations.
- Bite Protocol – In the rare case of spider bites, we provide first aid assistance while urgent medical attention is sought. Anti-venom administration may be necessary, depending on the species. Bite protocols are tailored for homes with infants, elderly occupants and those with compromised immune systems.
Contact our team today to get started on a customized spider control program for your situation.
Why Are Spiders Considered Pests?
Spiders are considered pests for both health and hygiene reasons. First, depending on the species of spider, their bite can be very dangerous – sometimes lethal. Most species of spiders also leave webs all over the property, which can turn out rather messy.
Common Species in Perth
Perth has several spider species that are very common. Some are harmless yet very messy, whereas others can have very dangerous bites. Here are the species you may come across:
- Huntsman Spider: They are very large, but while they do carry venom, they are not usually dangerous. They prefer to run rather than attack.
- White-Tailed Spider: While their poison is usually not lethal, their bite can be very painful. Careful removal is recommended.
- Redback Spider: They’re a cousin of the infamous Black Widow and their bite is highly poisonous. They have a red streak on their back.
- Black House Spider: Least dangerous species, they don’t bite, nor are they venomous. They do, however, leave a lot of mess behind.
Fascinating Spider Facts
- Australia has around 2,000 recorded species from wolf spiders and redbacks to deadly funnel-webs.
- All spiders produce silk and use complex spinning techniques to create intricate webs.
- Jumping spiders have excellent vision and can leap over 40 times their body length.
- Sydney funnel-web and redback spider have highly toxic venom that requires urgent medical attention and anti-venom.
- Clever spiders detect prey through vibrations.
- Unlikely spider slayers can accidentally suck spiders into vacuum cleaners! Their small flexible bodies enable them to survive impressive forces nearly 3,000 times their own body weight.
Signs of a Spider Infestation
Very often, you will know if you have a spider infestation if you keep seeing the spiders. If spiders keep showing up, regardless of how many you kill, then you might have a spider nest that recently hatched in your home.
Know You Have a Spider Problem
Even if you may not have seen the spiders around, there are still several ways to determine whether you have a spider problem or not. Here are the most common signs:
- Spider webs all over the place, especially around windows
- Egg sacks, containing eggs that have either hatched or are about to
- Spider webs everywhere, which keep reappearing even if you destroy them
Tips and Advice
Spider-prone homes must adopt a few spider control tips. Here is what you should do to keep your home spider-free.
- Seal Cracks: Spiders will use your house’s cracks and holes to get inside your home. Use caulk to seal all possible entry points.
- Keep Outdoor Lights Low: Outdoor lights can attract the spider’s prey, such as flies and mosquitos. If they have food, they’ll set a nest, so you should prevent their prey from gathering in the first place.
- Get a Pet: Pets are natural hunters, no matter if they want to eat or play with the insects. By getting a pet, you will keep the spider population low.
- Control Other Pests: Spiders are attracted to homes with a big pest count (i.e., flies, cockroaches, mosquitos, and more). To keep spiders away, make sure you don’t have other pests in your home either.
- Take the Trash Out Regularly: Trash attracts flies, which then attracts spiders. To ensure spiders don’t come prowling, take the trash out frequently.
- Essential Oil Sprays: Spiders are naturally repelled by strong scents such as citronella, peppermint, rose, lavender, and tea tree. Make some essential oil sprays that you can use regularly around the house.
- Sticky Traps: Sticky traps are a good way to capture spiders and prevent them from laying eggs or building webs. The advantage is that these traps will capture other pests as well.
- Keep Plants Around: Just like essential oils, spiders are repelled by strong-smelling plants. Mint, eucalyptus, and lavender are very easy to maintain, but can also keep spiders away around the clock.
- Clean the House: A messy, dirty, or cluttered room may attract flies or cockroaches. This will also attract spiders, once they see plenty of their “meals” around.
- Call the Pros: A spider infestation can usually be prevented with regular treatment. Call a professional pest control company to apply that special treatment regularly.
How Long Does Spider Control Last?
Depending on the treatment used, treatment may last up to 5 years. Regular yearly check-ups are still recommended in the meantime.
Is It Normal to Still See Spiders After Treatment?
It might take a few hours until spiders are killed by the treatment, which is why it’s normal to see them come out. As they try to escape the treatment, they will go out of their hiding spots but will meet their death shortly.
How Much Does Spider Control Cost?
To remove a current infestation, spider control in Perth may cost around $160. Preventive treatment runs at around $35.
Why Choose Us
- 12 month spider control warranty – Excluding Non webbing spiders
- Eco-friendly methods to eradicate spiders
- Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association Member
- Affordable and Reliable – We Turn up on time.
- 20 Years of Experience on the Gold Coast
- 100% guarantee on all work
- Queensland Government Licensed Pest Technicians
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- Local Perth Business
- Eco-friendly Treatments
- 100% Customer Focused service
- Free Quotations
- Spider Control
- Non webbing spiders normally require alternative methods
- External and Internal Eradication
- Perth CBD and Inner Suburbs
- East and West Suburbs
- Perth Northside
- Perth Southside
Make a booking
Call Pro Pest Control Perth today
Phone us on 08 7744 5555
Don’t live with spiders – we make homes spider-free!