There are thousands of species of spiders around the world, but only a few are considered as common pests.
Find facts below about the habits, lifecycle and bites of some spider species.
False Widow spiders only bite in defence if they feel threatened.
Wolf spiders hunt at night but spend the day hidden amongst moss and decaying matter.
• Adult female: 8 mm; male - 6 mm. They are generally brown to grey in colour.
Harvestman spiders can be found in fields and forests.
Common House spiders can be found in your home or business.
The cellar spider is sometimes known as the daddy longlegs spider. It gets its name due to primarily being found on the ceilings of rooms or cellars
Adult Yellow Sac spiders can be seen from April through November. They emerge at night to look for food. They drop to the floor to seek cover when disturbed.
They are likely to enter homes during early Autumn when their outdoor food supply decreases.
Brown Recluse spiders are often called ‘fiddleback’ or ‘violin’ spiders because of the violin-shaped marking on the top surface which points from the head area toward the abdomen.