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SPIDERS

  • Australia has over 2,400 species of spider. Less than 50 of them are harmful to humans.
  • Spiders were among the first animals to live on land, an estimated 400 million years ago.
  • Spiders have their head and thorax combined, jaws designed for piercing or tearing prey and eight legs. This places them alongside scorpions, ticks and mites in a group called Arachnids.
  • After mating the male St Andrew’s Cross spider is likely to be eaten by his partner.
  • Most spider bites can cause a reaction. Always seek medical advice when a spider bite is suspected.
  • There is an urban myth that says the Daddy Long Legs is the country's most poisonous spider. This myth is still unsubstantiated as it has a jaw that cannot open wide enough to bite us! (This is why we have never scientifically analysed its venom).
  • Most common: Orbweavers, St Andrew’s Cross, Leafcurling, Spiny, Whip, Scorpiontailed, Flower and of course Daddy-Longlegs spiders. And the 2 most noted are the Red Back Spider and the Funnel Web Spider.
  • All these spiders can be found within the Australian backyard.
  • 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.

Prevention

  • Wear heavy gloves when moving things that have been stored for a long time.
  • Shake out your shoes before putting them on.
  • Don't leave clothing on the floor.
  • Store clothes and shoes inside plastic containers and shake them out before wearing them.
  • Just to be safe, stay away from spider webs.
  • Remove spider webs before walking through them will at least save webs being in your hair

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