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Australia is well known for its spiders, and there are a variety of species which can cause pain, nausea, and other symptoms when they bite.

Newcastle’s choice for effective control of spiders

At MG Pest Control we combine over 23 years of experience in dealing with multiple species of spiders across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Whether you have unwelcome spiders in the home or at your business premises, we’ll identify the species, and find the most effective and safest solution for removing them.

With fast, friendly service guaranteed, you can depend on us for a quick solution to any spider problems. There are a variety of different spiders across Australia and we’ve listed species you may come across, along with a brief description of their habits and what to do if they bite you.

We can handle spiders like this with pest control services in Newcastle

Black Widow or Black House Spiders

These are timid spiders with bites occurring infrequently, but may be quite painful with local swelling.

Symptoms: Local swelling

Treatment: Use an ice pack to relieve local pain and seek medical attention if the symptoms persist.

Funnel Web Spiders

The bites are usually on a limb and are dangerous. The male venom is more toxic than the female.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, sweating, giddiness, local pain, mouth numbness, abdominal pain leading to serious illness or death.

Treatment: Immediate action should be taken to apply a pressure bandage and immobilise the bitten limb by splinting. Restrict the movement of the victim and if possible, capture the sweating and salivation. There is an anti-venom available.

Huntsman Spiders

Symptoms: transient local pain, swelling prolonged pain, inflammation, headache, vomiting, and irregular pulse rate.

Treatment: An ice pack may relieve local pain, however, seek medical attention if the symptoms persist.

Species include: Common Huntsman, Tropical Huntsman, Shield Huntsman

Mouse Spiders

Mouse spider venom may be very toxic, but only one serious envenomation has been recorded, with other bites causing minor effects. Funnel Web spider anti-venom may be effective.

Symptoms: Minor effects

Treatment: Until more toxicity data is available, it is recommended to treat this the same as funnel web spider bites, especially if the victim is a child. Where possible, collect the spider for positive identification.

Species include: Eastern Mouse Spider, Red Headed Mouse Spider

Orb Spiders

Males are often much smaller than females and both are reluctant to bite.

Symptoms: local pain, numbness, swelling, occasional nausea, and dizziness.

Treatment: Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

 Species include: Garden Orb Weaving Spider, St Andrew's Cross Spider

Redback Spiders

Redback bites occur frequently. They can cause serious illness and have caused deaths. However, because of their small jaws, many bites are ineffective.

Symptoms: pain, sweating (always including local sweating at the bite site), muscular weakness, nausea, and vomiting.

Treatment: Apply an ice pack to the bitten area to relieve the pain. Do not apply a pressure bandage (venom movement is slow and pressure worsens pain). If possible, collect the spider for positive identification. Seek medical attention. An anti-venom is available and no deaths have occurred since its introduction.

Sac Spiders

Bites are not common.

Symptoms: local pain, swelling, headache, dizziness, sweating, nausea, and local skin ulceration

Treatment: Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

White Tail Spiders and Wolf Spiders

There is no conclusive evidence that these spiders regularly cause significant skin damage or ulceration.

Symptoms: local stinging or burning pain, sometimes followed by development of an itchy lump. Less commonly, bites result in swelling, discoloration and local ulceration, sometimes with nausea and vomiting.

Treatment: An ice pack may relieve local pain. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Garden Wolf Spider

Symptoms: Local mind stinging or burning pain, sometimes followed by development of an itchy lump.  Less commonly, bites result in swelling, discolouration and local ulceration, sometimes with nausea and vomiting.  There is no conclusive evidence that these spiders regularly cause significant skin damage or ulceration.

Treatment: An ice pack may relieve local pain. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Trapdoor Spiders

Brown trapdoor spiders are often mistaken for Funnel Web spiders but their bites are not dangerous.

Symptoms: Local pain and swelling.

Treatment: Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

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