There are over 35,000 known spider species worldwide, but only a handful are considered to be dangerous and 27 species are known to cause human fatalities.
Spiders are attracted to warm, dark small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents and in the washroom. However, some species prefer to stay closer to the outdoors, weaving their webs in your garden or near your outside lighting.
Although most common spiders at home are not really harmful, they can be a nuisance because of their webbing and can induce fear to very few people,a spider bite could be venomous. In Australia, most spider bites are not considered to be harmful to humans. Very few spider bites result in victims requiring urgent medical attention or treatment.
FACT: Did you know that fear of spiders is known as arachnophobia? Some people with this phobia will scream, cry, have excessive sweating or even heart trouble when they come in contact with an area near spiders or their webs.
How do spiders get into your premises?
Spiders usually enter homes in two primary ways:
Through open and poorly screened windows or doors.
Through cracks and gaps around door and window frames.
Most of the time, spiders come inside the home looking for food and shelter. The other common method of entry is accidentally hitchhiking inside boxes, on outdoor items and numerous other things that are brought inside your home or business premises.
If you find unbearable number of spiders in your premises, learn how you can get rid of spiders with our proactive tips.
Instructions on spider removal:-
Vacuum regularly, high and low — particularly sheltered spots such as beneath worktops, backs of cupboards or under/behind large furniture.
Remove noticeable webs — on a regular basis.
Fill in gaps — in walls, skirting boards and round pipework and under doors to deter entry.
Remove sheltering sites — like firewood piles, garden bags, compost piles and general clutter from near your property.
Deter all insects — use lighting in a way that is less attractive to the insects (flies) that spiders feed on.