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For over 85 years we have protected properties from pests across Australia

All our technicians are highly trained and certified pest controllers

Innovative and unique treatments that resolve pest problems effectively

Spiders

There are more than 35,000 species of spiders worldwide a few thousand of which (including the most dangerous) are found in Australia alone. Worried about spider bites? Get information and first aid tips from our spider chart.

Spiders can be a particular nuisance in the home. They are attracted to warm, dark small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents, and in the eaves of your home. Unsure which species is in your home? Find out with our pest & spider identification tool.

Other spider species prefer to stay closer to the outdoors, weaving their webs in your garden or near your outside lighting. Most spiders are a nuisance primarily because of their webbing.

Call Rentokil on 1300 307 825 to discuss our range of spider control solutions.

Rentokil’s spider control service

Easily recognisable by their eight legs, some people happily tolerate the presence of spiders whilst others cannot bear the thought of them.

Professional spider control is important for people with a real fear of spiders but also to control a large or repeat infestation.

Our treatments provide effective control of an existing problem and guarantee complete removal of an infestation.

Our local technicians have expert knowledge about spider species. We can offer advice on how to spot the early signs of an infestation, to enable quick and effective targeted treatment for your home or business.

Call us on 1300 307 576 to discuss our professional services.

Spider species

Rentokil’s spider inspection and monitoring service

Our spider inspection and monitoring service provides the reassurance you need for complete control of your problem.

We can identify specific spider species that may be harmful and offer professional treatments to guarantee complete removal of your problem.

Our service benefits include:

  • 24 hour response guaranteed

  • FREE business site survey

  • Discreet, targeted spider treatment - professional treatment options include: web clearing treatments, insecticidal sprays, insecticidal fogging and heat treatment.

  • Peace of mind monitoring – we will install invertebrate monitors (insect monitor units) designed to trap spiders but not attract them. Our monitors are strategically positioned in areas spiders are likely to be foraging, sheltering and seeking mates.

  • Expert technicians – our technicians are qualified experts in the habits and lifecycle of spiders. Caught spiders will be professionally identified and if any harmful species are found, we will provide treatment advice.

  • Sector specific expertise – our comprehensive range of treatment options means we can provide a solution that best suits your business needs, with minimum disruption to your daily operation.

  • Legislation expertise – our treatments comply with all legal and health & safety requirements.

Do you require spider removal for your business?

Finding a spider web is very common but does not necessarily mean you need professional control.

Discovering a large infestation of spiders though can be very frightening and will require professional treatment. A serious spider problem can prove difficult to remove.

Call us today on 1300 306 148 for a FREE survey of your business premises

Spider bites

  • Funnel web spider: - SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY IF BITTEN. Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage to the bite site and the adjacent limb. For example, a bite on the finger should be treated by bandaging the entire arm. Further restrict movement by applying a splint.

  • Redback spider: - SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY IF BITTEN. Apply an ice pack bite site to reduce the pain. Keep the bite victim calm and immobile.

  • Mouse spider: - SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY IF BITTEN. Although no human deaths have been recorded, symptoms can be similar to that of a funnel-web.  Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage to the bite site and the adjacent limb. For example, a bite on the finger should be treated by bandaging the entire arm. Further restrict movement by applying a splint.

  • White-tailed spider: - WATCH AND ACT. Some bites may cause a burning pain, swelling and itchiness. Occasionally, blistering has been reported. If pain and swelling persist seek medical attention.

  • Black house spider: - WATCH AND ACT. Local swelling and pain can sometimes occur from a bite, including nausea, vomiting, sweating, muscular pain, headache and  dizziness, but these are very rare. In a few cases skin lesions, necrotising  arachnidism have been recorded after bites. A cold pack may relieve local pain.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

  • Golden orb or orb weaver spider: - WATCH AND ACT. Not usually harmful to humans. Mild local pain, numbness and swelling can occur from a bite,  including nausea and dizziness. Seek medical  attention if symptoms persist.

Rentokil’s spider identification chart

Download and print your own spider identification chart to keep at home or work.

Are you worried about spider bites?

If you have spotted signs of spiders, we can offer professional treatments for complete removal of your problem.

Call Rentokil today on 1300 307 576 to discuss our spider control treatments for your home or business.

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