How to Identify a Spider

G'day, and welcome to Bundilla Pest Control's first blog.

The idea for the blog came after one of our North Lakes Pest Control customers pointed at a Saint Andrew's Cross Spider in her garden and said "What's that?" After we told our customer what kind of spider it was, she said "I went to google it, but didn't know what to google". So here we are with our first blog in a how-to series to help people identify common Australian pests. This first post will help you to identify Australian Spiders.

Now that summer is drawing near, you might have started to notice spiders, cockroaches, ants and other insects have started to become a lot more active. As the weather continues to get warmer you will start to notice insects where there weren't any during winter. Don't be alarmed, you haven't angered the insect gods. It's just that, like us humans, they like to get out and about when it's warm (if you see one walking out the door with a beach towel, maybe then you can be alarmed).

Below we have put together a great little chart to help you identify the most common Australian Spiders, and arranged them by the venom. You can download this chart to hang in your home or office.

Non-Venomous

Garden Ord-Weaver Spider

Garden Ord-Weaver Spider

Huntsman Spider

Huntsman Spider

Female Trap-Door Spider

Female Trap-Door Spider

Saint Andrew’s Cross Spider

Saint Andrew’s Cross Spider

Male Trap-Door Spider

Male Trap-Door Spider

Venomous

Common Black House Spider

Common Black House Spider

Male Mouse Spider

Male Mouse Spider

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Female Mouse Spider

Female Mouse Spider

Highly Venomous

White Tail Spider

White Tail Spider

Mae Funnel-Web Spider

Mae Funnel-Web Spider

Red Black Spider

Red Black Spider

Female Funnel-Web Spider

Female Funnel-Web Spider

Good luck with your spotting, and remember to call Bundilla Pest Control if you want your home to be pest free.

Hungry for More Information About Spiders?

Australian Geographic have a great article on the 10 most dangerous Australian Spiders, or check out the Australian Museum's website for a more exhaustive list of Australian spiders.

 

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