White Tail Spiders Sydney
White Tail spiders are common throughout Southern and Eastern Australia. Of the three toxic spiders of note in Australia - the Sydney funnel web, the red back and the whitetail - whitetails are the least toxic. Gerard from Micropest has thirty two years of experience in safe, effective whitetail spider pest control in the Sydney area. The following links contain closely related information about White Tail spiders.
White Tail Spiders Classification.
White Tail Spiders Identification.
White Tail Spiders exhibit dark red and grey colourings, with a long body and eight dark orange-brown legs. Males grow up to about 12mm, while females are larger at 18mm. Their grey dorsal abdomen features two pairs of faint white spots, less distinct in adults, with a white spot at the tip. Males have a hard scute (narrow plate) on the front of the abdomen.
White Tail Spiders Habitat.
White tail spiders are widely spread. They can be found Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and southern Western Australia. They prefer dark humid and sheltered spots around your house and garden, featuring cover from he elements and wind.
White Tail Spiders Toxicity.
The White Tail Spider's bite is often associated with severe, untreatable ulceration and skin lesions known medically as necrotizing arachnidism. However, this has been debunked as a myth in several case studies. Minor bacterial infection of the wound is most likely the cause of such cases of ulceration, rather than the spider’s specific bite. However, their bites usually cause an initial burning pain, followed by swelling and itchiness of the bitten area. Occasionally, welts or blistering occurs.
In our experience, we have found that washing a bite with Detol disinfectant and applying calamine lotion will quickly heal a bite. While they have a fearsome reputation, these spiders are not as harmful as they appear.
D.I.Y Pest Control For White Tail Spiders.
There are three successful methods of controlling White Tail Spiders infesting your house.
1) Physically catching and removing any that you come across and by removing the webs of other smaller spiders, upon which they feed. Their favourite food source is the black house spider.
2) A general pest control treatment on your home. Like all spiders or insects if you take away their food source it makes other spiders and insect less likely to want to live there and breed.
3) Introducing fly screens and locking them out and introducing a dehumidifier into their environment. Like all insects and spiders they like to live in a humid environment. Dry out their environment and they find it less desirable to want to live there.
White Tail Spider Price List.
Pest control Sydney Company Micropest provides the following White tail pest control service with an approximate price. Please don't hesitate to ring because we do have specials from time to time and we are flexible. If you want to have cockroaches, spiders, silverfish and carpet beetle included you might want to consider a Sydney pest control treatment.
White tail Spider Pest Control company Micropest Pty Ltd will endeavour to assist you in the best, and most helpful way and will always treat the customer with respect honestly and ethically.