Spiders feed on insects and while they will not normally attack humans, some species may bite if provoked. If this occurs you should try to capture or identify the spider and then seek medical advice. Spiders can be divided into two main groups:


  • Crawling Spiders- These spiders are most commonly found under stones, logs, wood piles, in brick and stone wall cavities, in sheds and out houses, machinery and low foliage
  • Webbing Spiders - These spiders most commonly spin their webs around windows, guttering, architraves, corners, curtains, railings and light fixtures

See also:

Spider Profile prepared by AEPMA

Spider Information at the Queensland Museum

Tips for preventing Spiders in your home

  • Seal up all cracks and crevices around your house, as these are perfect spider refuges.
  • Keep all the plants and bushes around your house well trimmed, as this can often be the launching point for an invasion into the house.
  • Keep your home clean, spiders love clutter, so the less you have around your house, the fewer spiders you will have too.
  • Get rid of webs all the time. The more you destroy webs, the less likely they are to keep building them in the same places. By removing webs all the time, you are making your home an unattractive building site.
  • Spiders do not like low humidity environments, so if you can get a dehumidifier then you will make your home less attractive to spiders.
  • Trimming plant growth away from the house and other structures will discourage spiders from first taking up residence near the structure and then moving indoors.
  • Vacuuming spiders can be an effective control technique because their soft bodies usually do not survive this process.

External Spider Treatment

Surekil Pest Control treats external spiders with the application of an approved professional pesticide and offers a six month warranty for external spiders.