Halloween is almost here! For many of us that means decorating our house with ghouls, ghosts, and goblins. You may even see fake cobwebs and spider webs in some Halloween d├ęcor. However, you do not want real cobwebs in your Halloween decorations. While fake spiders may be a fun and funny part of Halloween, real spiders can be quite dangerous. You do not want them lurking around, especially when kids are going to be going door to door.

Familiarising Yourself With Spiders In Your Home

First, it is important to realize that spiders are an important part of the ecosystem. Most of them are benign, causing only mild pain or irritation if they happen to bite a person or a pet. Instead, they help keep away other pests. If you are noticing spiders in your home, spiders may not be your real problem. Instead, the presence of many spiders tells you that they have a food source in your home. Sometimes, treating the underlying insect problem is enough to get rid of spiders in your house.

While most spiders are relatively harmless, it is critical to know that Australia is home to some deadly spiders. The Sydney Funnel-Web and the Redback Spider can kill a person and are known to be very aggressive. You should familiarize yourself and your household members with their appearance. If you notice one, leave it alone and contact a Flick pest control professional. We can safely and effectively handle the issue. Other dangerous spiders include Trap Door Spiders, White-Tailed Spiders, and Mouse Spiders.

When To Seek Medical Attention For A Spider Bite

If you do get bitten by a spider, try to identify what type. Seek immediate medical attention if you are bitten by Sydney Funnel-Web or Redback Spider; anti-venom injections can protect you. You should also seek medical attention if the spider bite is causing you pain or looks like it is spreading. Better to seek help and not need it than to need help and not seek it!

How We Can Help

Does all of this sound confusing? It can be. Fortunately, Flick is here to help. We have highly trained pest control technicians who are familiar with the spiders in our area. They can help identify what type of spiders you have in your home and yard, and custom tailor a solution, just for you. We take into account whether the spiders are webbing, crawling, or deadly. We focus on getting rid of spiders you see, but also on breaking the breeding cycle to keep them from returning. Contact us today to get started.