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Perfect breeding conditions for deadly spiders in Adelaide

  • Spiders including redbacks, white-tails and huntsman are on the rise in Adelaide
  • Wet weather during the Adelaide spring led to more spiders infiltrating homes
  • The white-tails tend to crawl into clothing or sheets packed away in cupboards
  • Huntsman spiders are less likely to bite, while white-tail spiders can nip you 

Redbacks, white-tailed and huntsman spiders are on the rise in Adelaide, frightening people as they crawl in sheets and clothes. 

The wet weather during a long Adelaide spring has led to more spiders infiltrating homes in the north east and north of the state.

The spiders are more ‘prevalent’ than usual, especially huntsman and white-tailed spiders. 

 

Red backs, white-tailed and huntsman spiders are on the rise in Adelaide

The white-tails tend to crawl into clothing or sheets packed away, Mick an Bob’s Pest Control owner Mick Couzner told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘If you flip the sheet on to the bed, you’ve already got a spider in your bed,’ he said. 

‘They give you a bit of a nip.’ 

Residents preparing their beds at night should be aware the white-tailed spiders have the ability to crawl into sheets and clothes 

Residents preparing their beds at night should be aware the white-tailed spiders have the ability to crawl into sheets and clothes 

Elderly people may also get ‘bad infections’ from the spiders, he said. 

Mr Coutzner said on average he sees 20 to 30 spiders in a house when he gets called out to remove the pests.  

‘Huntsmans catch bugs more than anything,’ he said.  

He advised people to keep the clutter to a minimum and order a pest treatment once a year in spring.    

The wet weather during a long Adelaide spring has led to more spiders infiltrating homes in the north east and north of Adelaide 

The wet weather during a long Adelaide spring has led to more spiders infiltrating homes in the north east and north of Adelaide 

People should keep clutter to a minimum and order a pest treatment once a year in spring to stop the spiders breeding

People should keep clutter to a minimum and order a pest treatment once a year in spring to stop the spiders breeding



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