Do you want to know how to get rid of redback spiders? Well, you may need some expert guidance from Jim’s Pest Control. Our techs servicing Adelaide and South Australia are experienced, fully trained, and insured. You can trust the Jim’s name to help you with any pest problem.
Adelaide seems to be the redback spider capital of Australia. Our dry, warm environment is ideal for these spiders to survive in.
Around most Adelaide homes you will likely see this lazy spider’s webs. Usually only a dozen or so strands will be attached to the ground, and are typically only six to eight inches long. As a bug or insect walks or flies past, they will become entangled in the web. From there the spider will quickly wrap the insect up.
There is a lot of fear around these spiders as a bite will make you extremely sick. It is well known that they can make an adult sick for up to a week, and in children it is even worse. Most of our Adelaide clients now prefer preventative measures to be put in place by their local Jim’s Pest Controller.
To get in touch with us, simply call 131 546 and our friendly staff will take your details.
How to get rid of red back spiders yourself
These spiders can be extremely annoying. But, you can exact your revenge on them, and it will help to get rid of the redbacks. Simply wipe away their webs every day. It will force them to make a new web every night, and that causes them to expend a lot of energy. Eventually they will become so annoyed they will vacate and find a more hospitable residence.
This is an environmentally friendly way to move them on. However, be warned, if you are not persistent with this approach, it will have a limited effect.
If this sounds like too much hard work, then call Jim’s Pest Control. Your local tech will be able to put in place some outside chemical barriers. This will reduce the number of spiders you have around your home.
Redback spiders come in different colours
Most people have a clear image of a redback spider in their mind. They imagine a big black spider with a bright red stripe down their back.
But, you may be surprised to learn that they come in a wide range of colours. The most common variation our techs see is motley brown. In this variation, orange is the colour that replaces the red part of the spiders back.
It is remarkable to see what patterns these colours can make up. There was even one spotted in which the red colours made up a smiley face.
Protecting your family against these scary pests
Redback spiders, unlike other spiders, do not possess hairy legs. This makes them susceptible to chemicals that are sprayed on surfaces.
A simple surface spray is enough to keep them at bay for months. However, for a longer lasting effect, you will need an expert treatment. Our treatments will last a minimum of 6 months.