The fear of spiders or arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias there is. In Australia, where these cousins of Aragog (the giant spider in the “Harry Potter” books) are present in practically all parts of the country, there are many who suffer from the great fear of spiders.
Scientists say this is an irrational fear because spiders are not aggressive at all. Also, even the most poisonous spiders cannot kill you with their bite (especially with the potent antivenins available today). The fear that a lot of folks have really has more to do with the “freaky” appearance of the creature. The that venom some spiders have is just a secondary cause of the fear.
Australia’s most poisonous spiders are the Sydney Funnel-web, the Redback, the Black House Spider and the Mouse Spider. These four are notorious for their venom, but today’s antivenins are powerful enough to fight against the harm of getting bit by these.
Except for the Sydney funnel-web, which is usually only found in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia’s most poisonous spiders can be found everywhere. If a place is dank, unclean, and thriving with the small insects that are part of most arachnids’ diet, then you can expect to find one or a few poisonous Australian spiders there.
If you wish to lower the likelihood of finding spiders in your home or other parts of your property, make sure that you don’t present ideal conditions for their stay. Call your local pest control service to get rid of common indoor pests that Australia’s big spiders love to eat such as roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies and clothes moths. Once you get rid of grub for the arachnids, it won’t be long before they leave your property, too.
Pest control experts can also get rid of the spiders for you. Just tell them the method of removal you prefer, and in no time, your home will be free of these creatures. They will also teach you what you can do to discourage spiders from sharing your home.
Now, if you’re not scared of spiders, just leave them alone. Even the most poisonous species would rather not have anything to do with people anyway. Leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone. Plus, if you think about it, the presence of some spiders can prove to be quite beneficial, especially if you’re dealing with pest infestation. Australia’s giant spiders can consume millions of insects every year – they’ll take care of bothersome and truly harmful pests in your property.
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