Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Australian Redback Spider

The Redback Spider


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The Redback Spider favours proximity to human habitation, with webs being built in dry, sheltered sites, such as among rocks, in logs, shrubs, junk-piles, sheds, or toilets. Redback Spiders are less common in winter months. They are not found inside homes unless they are walked in on persons. This being said, they hide out in the above areas so you still may sight them in the winter months.

The bite:

Only the female bite is dangerous. They can cause serious illness and have caused deaths. However, since Redback Spiders rarely leave their webs, humans are not likely to be bitten unless a body part such as a hand is put directly into the web, and because of their small jaws many bites are ineffective. To avoid the risk of getting bitten at all, call Proven Pest Control.

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It is so important to keep your home tidy. Removing overgrown trees, mowing the lawns, sweeping, hosing, cleaning gutters, rubbish piles, taking clothes off the line once they’re dry etc. If you have garden plants and pots around the outside of your home, ensure they are checked regularly. They have been found in cubby houses and sand pits in the past so checking them before playing is ideal. 

To avoid a bite, call Proven Pest Control for professional and effective advice!

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