Common Spiders Found in Melbourne and Victoria

There are many varieties of spiders in Australia, all of which thrive in different conditions. Some spider varieties that are commonly found inside homes have adapted to the conditions indoors and can live in a less humid atmosphere and with less food consistently available, and some can even survive for months on end without food or water! Spiders that live outdoors prefer warm and damp surroundings, in which insects are their preferred source of food.

Can You Call Pest Control for Spiders?

If you are noticing an uncontrollable amount of spiders in your home, get in touch with us. We can answer any questions you may have about spider pest control in Melbourne or arrange a treatment suited to your situation.

At Dawson’s Australia, we provide professional spider removal and spider control in Melbourne, Geelong & Mornington Peninsula.

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Red-Back Spider

Female up to 14mm,
Male up to 3mm.

This spider has a pea-shaped abdomen with a characteristic red or orange stripe. Red-Backs build webs in and around your home throughout rubbish, around pot plants, outdoor furniture and logs.

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White Tail Spider

Female to 20mm,
Male to 12mm.

A dull, dark grey with a characteristic white spot on the end of the abdomen. Usually encountered inside houses sheltering from the weather or introduced on clothing brought in from the clothes line. Bites are very common due to the habits of this spider.

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Black House Spider

Female up to 18mm,
Male up to 9mm.

A dark brown to grey/black robust spider with some body markings. They build webs in the cavities of your home or in dark corners of windows, verandas, sheds or fences.

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Huntsman Spider

Female up to 45mm.

The Huntsman is mostly grey to brown with large long legs. They are often found around homes and gardens in search of prey.

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Wolf Spider

Female up to 35mm,
Male up to 20mm.

Wolf spiders have a mottled grey and brown body, and harbour under leaf litter in the garden or burrows in the ground around the home.

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Brown Trapdoor Spider

Female up to 35mm,
Male up to 23mm.

The ground dwelling Trapdoor spider is a dull brown colour and covered in pale gold fine hairs. They are usually found harbouring inside burrows.

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Orb-weaving Spider

Female up to 30mm,
Male up to 20mm.

A reddish brown to grey spider with a leaf shaped pattern on their abdomen. They build suspended, sticky, wheeled shaped orb webs between trees and shrubs where insects are likely to fly.

What to Do If You Have Spiders

It is good practise not to leave clothes on the floor, or to shake them thoroughly before putting them on. Other ways to avoid unpleasant surprises are to check your bedding before going to bed, vacuum regularly, remove noticeable webs, fill in gaps in walls and under doors to prevent entry and reduce harbourage areas around the home by relocating firewood away from the home. You can also call Dawson’s for professional spider pest control advice or spider control treatments.

Spiders Pest Control FAQs

Yes, pest control treatments can effectively kill spiders and reduce their presence in your home. Get in touch with Dawson’s Australia - Pest Control Service Melbourne to organise a treatment today.
The cost of pest control for spiders can vary depending on factors like the severity of the infestation and the size of your property. On average, it may range from $100 to $300 for a one-time treatment, but ongoing services may cost more. Give us a call at Dawson’s Australia – Pest Control Service Melbourne for a quote.
The best pest control method for spiders often involves a combination of chemical treatments and preventive measures. Professional pest control services like Dawson’s Australia Pest Control Services Melbourne can provide effective solutions tailored to your specific needs.
It's possible to see spiders for a short time after pest control treatment, as it may take some time for the chemicals to take full effect. Additionally, new spiders can enter your home from outside. Regular and ongoing pest control from Dawson’s Australia Pest Control Service Melbourne can help maintain a spider-free environment.
Pest control can significantly reduce the spider population in your home, but complete eradication may be challenging due to the potential for new spiders to enter. Regular maintenance and preventive measures are key to keeping spiders at bay. Give Dawson’s Australia Pest Control Service Melbourne a call today.
Before spider spraying, you can prepare by: - Removing clutter to allow better access for the pest control professional. - Cleaning and vacuuming to remove webs and eggs. - Sealing cracks and crevices that spiders may use to enter. - Following any specific instructions provided by the pest control service. Remember to consult with a professional pest control service for the most effective treatment and specific preparation guidelines for your situation. Give us a call at Dawson’s Australia – Pest Control Service Melbourne.

Call us today on (03) 9222 2266 or Request a Call Back to speak with our team to answer any questions you may have about spider control in Melbourne and arrange a spider control treatment suited to your situation.

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