Spiders and Pest Control

Spiders and Pest Control

Types of Spiders

Spiders-Control-AucklandSpiders generally found including:

  • house spiders
  • wolf spiders
  • cellar spiders
  • fishing spiders
  • far more rarely, black widow

They usually are seen in corners of rooms, closets, boxes, dark crevices, basements, garages, and backyards.

The spider has an unsegmented body with two primary sections and four pairs of walking legs. Also, it has body parts for creating silk. Generally, which is often used for producing nests, webs to capture prey or cocoons for its eggs.

They have as many as eight eyes. Considering the number of eyes, it is astonishing that the majority of spiders are nearsighted. Almost all of them are prey on insects; quite a few are pests. As the victim becomes tangled in the web, the spider control immobilizes. Precisely, it by way of wrapping it in more silk followed by injecting venom to paralyze it. Afterwards, the spider injects a fluid and sucks out all of the nutrients from its prey. Only some spiders are web spinners. Numerous kinds make use of various techniques to capture their food. Nearly all are nocturnal, shy, and get away from confrontation by running away. They’ll only bite once they sense danger, for instance, being squeezed or held.

They are fantastic pest control agents. Wolf spider is specifically beneficial to farmers and gardeners. In particular, because they prey on prevalent crop pests like,

  1. caterpillars
  2. plant bugs
  3. aphids

Indeed, spider control never transmits any illnesses. Even though almost all spiders have venom glands, they hardly ever bite humans. Also, only just a few species, such as the black widow spider control. Thus can have a dangerously venomous bite.

Spider Bite

The level of reaction to the black widow spider bite is determined by the body bitten area. The amount of venom injected as well as a person’s sensitivity to the venom. Also, severe long term complications or death are incredibly uncommon. Nevertheless, in case bitten, stay relaxed and instantly seek medical help. In short, by making contact with your doctor, hospital or poison control centre. Apply a cold compress directly to the bite spot to alleviate swelling and pain.

Read more on identification and management.

Call Steam ‘n’ Dry Spiders and Pest Control Auckland Service on 0800 199 399 or email.


Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 34 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control Auckland services experience.

Published: 6/11/2014 Updated: 14/08/2021