Identification, treatment, & prevention information.


Identifying Spiders

Creepy crawlies are synonymous with life in Australia. We have a diverse range of spiders and other insects. But it’s no fun when a spider infestation hits your home or business. Identifying the type of spider is important, so that you know what kind of action can and should be taken. In Australia, we’re blessed with an enormous number of different species. Which is why expert services and treatments are essential when dealing with a spider infestation.

Where the Pest is Found

Spiders have eight legs, and can come in a range of colours and sizes. They usually posses a sac, an abdomen, and a head. They may be covered in fine hairs, and most spiders create visible spider webs both inside and outside your house or business. A number of spiders can of course, be dangerous to humans, such as redbacks and funnel webs. This is the most important reason as to why expert pest treatment is essential.

At Oracle Services, our team of pest control specialists utilises a range of technology and environmentally friendly treatments to safely remove spiders for good.

Spider Traits

Exploring the Distinctive Characteristics and Habits


Eight legs


A head and a thorax


Simple eyes, often eight eyes


Visible pincers


Varying colours and sizes


Create webs


The Spiders Species

Redback Spiders

Arguably the most infamous spider in Australia, the Redback can be found all over Australia, but less so in cold areas. They are small and black, with a red mark on their sac. Redbacks are poisonous and medical attention is required if you are bitten by one.
Redback Spiders

Whitetail Spiders

Whitetails are very common all over the country, usually nesting under bark and logs outside, but often enter buildings. They do not create webs, but build silk ‘retreats’ under their chosen log. They have a white mark on the tip of their abdomen.
Whitetail Spiders

Funnelweb Spiders

Funnelweb’s are the most dangerous species of spider in Australia, having accounted for a number of deaths over the years. Their bodies can be up to 35mm long and they are found on the east coast. They form funnel-like burrows and can be very aggressive when defending their eggs.
Funnelweb Spiders

Treatment Options for Spiders


Professional Pest Control

Consult a pest control expert for large spider infestations. We can assess the situation and apply a tailored, effective treatment to get rid of spiders and keep you safe.


Safe insecticides

We utilise effective and safe insecticides that eliminate all types of spiders, both indoors and outdoors. This is always done in an environmentally friendly manner.



Fogging, or bug bombs, can be useful in some situations. However, for certain infestations and locations they are not practical, as they do not penetrate cracks.



Odourless traps that are safe for pets and children are very effective in many situations, and they attract spiders quickly and efficiently.


Heat treatment

Heat treatments are one of the most effective techniques to get rid of spiders, and this method requires the professionals. It removes oxygen from the spiders environment, killing it quickly.

Spider Prevention Tips


Remove webs quickly

If you remove spider webs as soon as they appear, you’ll be depriving spiders of a foothold in your home or business.


Deal with other insects

Spiders may be attracted to your home because of an infestation of other insects… which offer up a tasty meal! Eliminate these first.



There are a number of spider repellent products available. Make use of expert pest services to ensure that repellents are effective and safe.


Remove potential hiding places

Make sure you are removing any potential spider homes inside or close to entrances to your home. That includes tree stumps, stacks of rubbish and more.


Some plants can help!

Adding certain types of plants to your space can help repel spiders. These plants include lavender, mint, eucalyptus and citronella.

A Combination of Treatment and Prevention is Essential

At Oracle Services, we know that preventing a spider infestation is always better (and safer) than treating it down the track. However, it’s not always easy to spot spiders until there’s too many of them, which is why expert pest inspections are so beneficial. Our team of experienced technicians will apply all of their skills and knowledge to discover and eliminate any spider infestations at home or at work before it’s too late.


Our Spider Treatment Process

Step 1


The first step is a thorough inspection of your home or business. We’ll take the time to identify the type of spiders that you are dealing with and the source.

Step 2


Once we have completed the inspection and identified the infestation and the offending spiders, we’ll consult with you regarding treatment.

Step 3


We’ll plan the most effective strategy to eliminate your spiders quickly and safely, including at their nest so that they don’t simply reappear later on.

Step 4


Our expert technicians will execute our pest control plan to maximum effect, aiming to eliminate all the spiders inside and outside while keeping you safe.

Step 5


Once we’ve completed the pest control service, we will provide you with a plan to help prevent a re-infestation of spiders or other pests, giving you peace of mind.


Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions we get asked about pest control for spiders.

The best way to get rid of spiders permanently is to eliminate them at the source. That involves finding their nests and hiding places, and using effective treatments. Expert pest control is a must to entirely eliminate a spider infestation.
The best treatment always requires a combination of effectiveness and safety. Often, that means expert pest treatment is a must, because we utilise the most effective treatments while keeping you safe at all times.
The first steps are identifying the source of the infestation, they type of spider, and how far they have spread. Once this has been done, you’ll need to deduce which treatment will be the best fit for your particular needs. At Oracle Services, we can do all of that for you. We’ll execute an effective strategy, getting rid of your spider infestation swiftly.

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