Spider Pest Control

 

Auckland & Northland typically have problems with several types of spiders.

  • The Avondale spider
  • The Banded tunnel web spider
  • The Black headed jumping spider
  • The Daddy long legs spider
  • The Golden orb web spider
  • The Grey house spider
  • The Kaitpo spider
  • The Nursery web spider
  • The Sheetweb spider
  • The Slater spider
  • The Vagrant spider
  • The White tailed spider
  • The Wolf spider

 

New Zealand is home to about 2500 kinds of spiders, most of them harmless to people. Only some spiders are capable of biting humans. There are some  species of spiders in New Zealand that should be avoided – the Katip and the White-tailed Spider.

 

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From immediate relief to long acting treatments we offer a range of solutions to manage the problem, both short term and long term.

Indoors or outdoors, we help identify where the problem is coming from.

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The Avondale spider is a large spider, with a body length 30mm and leg span up to 200mm. The live around houses, hiding in roof cavities, attics, behind pictures, furniture, in sheds, garages and under roofing iron and building materials. The are nocturnal and hide during the day in dark dry spaces. The eat  moths and flies, hunting there food, the web is only for eggs and as a drag line for safety. A harmless spider, they move fast when disturbed. Generally found in Auckland.

The Banded tunnel web spider is a large spider reaching up to 25mm. They form a silk lined tunnel, under loose bark around trees. They eat any insects that knock the triplines around there tunnel.

The Black headed jumping spider is a small spider up to 10mm in length. An active hunter with good eyesight, pouncing on prey from a few centimetres away. Uses a silk dragline when hunting. A harmless native spider found throughout New Zealand

The Daddy long legs spider is 7-10mm long. Easy to recognise with its very long legs. You will find them in most places around the home. They spin a loose web in sheltered areas, in houses, garages and sheds. The feed on insects and other spiders wrapping them in webbing. Very common throughout New Zealand, they are harmless to people.

The Golden orb web spider , a large spider up to 24mm. Forms a very large web, up to 2 metres wide, attached to buildings, shrubs or between trees.  The silk strands are gold in colour. Catches large flying insects. Not commonly found in New Zealand.

The Grey house spider, a medium size spider up to 15mm in length. Forms a untidy web just about everywhere, houses, cars, outdoor furniture. Eats what it catches in the web, flies, moths. It hides in the base of the web until a insect is caught then moves out to eat its prey. Harmless to people. 

The Katipo spider is small to medium size up to 8mm in length. Related to the Australian Redback.  It is found near the coast, under driftwood or in coastal grass. Its a native spider, makes a small sticky web to catch beetles and other crawling insects. Its bite is poisonous, and hospitals have an antidote. Found in the North & South Island.

The Nursery web spider is a medium to large spider, up to 18mm in length. Mainly found outside, in open scrubby areas. The dense web is built on shrubs to protect the your, the female site on the web to guard the nursery at night. During the day she stays nearby until the young have left. Catching prey on the run they move quickly. Commonly found throughout New Zealand, they are harmless to people.

The Sheetweb spider is a large spider up to 25mm in length. Common in gardens, it builds a horizontal web with fine vertical threads that act as knockdown threads.  It has a tunnel retreat for the day, at night the spider waits under the web and immobilises the prey by biting through the web.

The Slater spider is a medium size spider up to 14mm in length, orange- brown in colour. Commonly found in New Zealand in gardens, near the ground. The spider eats slaters and other slow moving arthropods. It has a painful bite but not poisonous

The Vagrant spider is a medium to large spider up to 20mm in length. Ground dwelling generally in the forest, garden, near bush area. It lives under logs or stones during the day and hunts at night. The eat ground dwelling invertebrates, and are very fast. They have a very distinctive freeze which they do suddenly to appear dead. They can bite and have large fangs that make their bite painful but not poisonous.

The White tailed spider is a small to medium spider up to 17mm in length. Dark grey ins colour, easy to recognise by their long body and distinctive white patch on the end of their abdomen. They are nocturnal hunting spiders, feeding on other spiders.  They prefer living under dry bark, but can often be found inside houses, where they look for shelter from the light after hunting at night. They will crawl to hide in anything even clothing that may be on the floor. A White-tail bite is immediately painful. It is usually possible to catch the perpetrator easily, since the spider has poor eyesight, and its identity can then be confirmed. It should be noted that cases of confirmed White-tail spider bites have rarely resulted in anything more severe than a red mark and localised, short-lived pain

The Wolf spider is a small spider up to 7mm in length. Dark brown in colour it has a light yellow streak along the middle of the body. It lives in small burrows in the ground in gardens. It is a fast active hunter and is able to catch prey larger than itself. It has  good eyesight relying on this to catch their prey, Wolf spiders have a recognisable arrangement of eyes, with two directed to the rear so it can detect prey from behind or to the side.  They dont spin webs, staying out of sight in their burrows waiting for prey.

They can bite but not poisonous.

 

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