Spider Facts & Identification - Protecting Your Health and Property

Spiders may be tiny, but they can cause big problems. Not only do these unwanted intruders carry disease-causing germs, but they also create unsightly cobwebs that contaminate the air indoors.
Spiders are not only creepy crawlers but can also be quite dangerous. While most species of spiders are harmless, there are some whose bites can cause a variety of reactions ranging from itchy skin to swollen tissue and even death in severe cases. If you come across these pests lurking around your home, don’t take matters into your own hands; call an experienced pest management specialist immediately for safe removal.

Tom’s Pest Control provides high-quality spider removal services to give you a clean, germ-free environment. Our expert technicians can remove all kinds of spiders from any property – no matter how tough they may be. So, say goodbye to spider infestation and hello to peace of mind with Tom’s Spider Control services.

Types Of Spiders


Funnel Web Spider

The funnel web spider, with its powerful venom and size of up to 5cm, is a dangerous species that waits in anticipation. While the female spiders prefer to stay in their burrows, waiting for prey, their male counterparts go on nocturnal walks around hunting grounds.


Redback Spider

Redback spiders are a species of comb-footed spiders. Female redbacks can be identified by an orange or red stripe on the back of their black skin. Red markings are found on male spiders, but they are less distinctive. Their bodies are light brown, with white markings at the top and an hourglass-shaped marking on the bottom. Only female redback bites can be fatal for humans.


White-Tail Spider

The bodies of white-tailed spiders are cylindrical and cigar-shaped, and reddish grey. The white spot at the tip can identify them. They do not build webs so that they can live on furniture, clothes, shoes, and cabinets. Minor symptoms can be caused by their bite, but most people can recover quickly.


Wolf Spider

Eight eyes are arranged around the heads of wolf spiders, which makes them very good at seeing. However, their size can vary, and their bodies may be as small as 0.6 cm or larger than an inch. Although they can bite humans if threatened, the venom of the wolf spiders isn't very dangerous.


Mouse Spiders

Measuring anywhere from 10 mm to 35 mm, these arachnids are easily distinguishable by their bulbous heads and jaws. Though bites aren't common from mouse spiders, their effects could cause serious harm to your health, so it is best to take caution when encountering them.


Black House Spider

You can find black house spiders indoors and outdoors. These spiders prefer to be indoors near light sources to which their prey get attracted. Black house spiders are known to create messy, triangular webs. The bites of these spiders can cause severe pain and swelling.


Trapdoor Spider

Trapdoor Spiders live in dark places like logs and burrows. They feed only on small insects or other invertebrates and prey on moths, beetles, crickets, and grasshoppers. Although they are not often fatal, their bite can still cause severe human reactions.


Huntsman Spider

Huntsman spiders are characterized by their long legs. Mostly brown to grey, these spiders have banded legs. They are often found in rock wall crevices, under rocks and beneath the bark of trees. The bite of this species can cause mild pain and discomfort.


Garden Orb Weaving Spider

In summer, the garden orb weave spider is common in gardens. They are reluctant to bite. However, they can bite and cause mild symptoms like local pain, weakness, and swelling that can be easily managed.

Count On Us for Safe Spider Removal

We use the best methods and techniques to eliminate spiders from your home or business. First, our pest control experts in Brisbane will inspect your home to assess the infestation. After that, we will carefully perform any treatment necessary to achieve the best results while protecting your family and property.

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