The most common spiders in Western Australia are the Red Back spider, TheWhite-Tailed spider, Huntsman and Daddy Long Legs. Although they all look pretty scary and no one likes to live with them the Huntsman and Daddy Long Legs spiders are both harmless with the Daddy Long Legs being useful to keep around due to it feeding on Red Back spiders.
Red Back Spider
The Red Back spider can cause serious illness and has even caused deaths. The venom reacts directly to the central nervous system causing pain, sweating, difficulty in breathing, vomiting, muscular weakness, loss of consciousness and sometimes violent convulsions.
White – Tailed Spider
The White-Tailed spider bites can cause burning pain followed by swelling and itchiness. They have also been known to cause welts and blistering, bacterial infection of the bitten area and severe skin ulcerations.
Methods Of Treatment
- Residual Spray
- Dusting Of Roof Void
- Smoke Generators
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