Spiders

Spider Pest Control Gold Coast

Keep dangerous spiders out of your living and working spaces with long-lasting, pet-safe treatments.

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Keep spiders where they belong with our Gold Coast spider treatments.

Spiders are a healthy part of natural ecosystems – but that doesn’t mean you want them crawling around your house.

Many spider species possess powerful venom that can hospitalise or even kill healthy adults.  For families with young children or pets, regular spider control treatments are essential for safe living and working spaces.

Our pet-friendly spray treatments help keep both web-building and hunting spiders away from your buildings, so you don’t have to worry about redbacks under chairs or mouse spiders in the pool.

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Gold Coast Spider Treatments

Most Gold Coast homes and workplaces don’t need targeted spider treatments.  Unlike termites, most spiders are easy to deter or kill with residual sprays, so our general pest treatment (which also targets ants and cockroaches) is typically the best option.

As part of this pest control treatment, we use a long-lasting insecticide spray that we deploy around key interior and exterior spaces, including skirting boards, doors, windows, piping, gutters, and wall cracks.

When severe infestations do occur – mouse spider and redback infestations are the two most common – we use a combination of dusts and sprays.  Some types of spiders, like mouse spiders, are resistant to regular insecticides, so we use non-repellent sprays to avoid aggravating them.

To explore the best spider pest control for your property, get in touch with us.   

What’s Included

Our standard spider treatment includes:

Indoor and outdoor spray treatments

Long-lasting residual sprays

Pet- and child-safe

Environmentally friendly

For hunting and web-building spiders

From* $140

*Starting price for a typical four-bedroom house.

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Web-building Versus Hunting Spiders

There are hundreds of different spider species scattered across the Gold Coast, but they can be broken down into two broad categories: web-building spiders and hunting spiders.

Web-building spiders feed by trapping unsuspecting prey in sticky webs. As soon as the spider feels something become entangled in its web, it will rush over and bite the prey, using venom to subdue and kill it. Common species of web-building spiders include redback and golden orb spiders.

Hunting spiders use a combination of web snares and ambush tactics to catch prey. They wander in search of food, which they identify visually before biting. Most people have encountered hunting spiders like huntsman spiders and wolf spiders.

Our spider pest treatments are effective against both categories of spider.  Web-building spiders don’t move around much, so investing in regular treatments can completely eliminate infestations. Although hunting spiders can still enter treated buildings, they typically won’t survive for more than a day or two, and may often be deterred by the repellent pesticides we use.

Gold Coast Spider Species

Although there are dozens of different species of spiders that call the Gold Coast home, these are the species you’re most likely to find around your property.

Redback Spiders

Redback spiders are a species of web-building spider, identifiable by their slender black legs, shiny, bulbous abdomens, and white or red back patterns.  Bites from redbacks occur frequently, so we definitely recommend pest control if you have these spiders in or around the house.

Preferred Habitats: Dark, sheltered places such as under chairs, in unused shoes, in wood piles, in sheds, or in unused machinery.

Web Type: White, sticky webs with a complex structure.

Venom: Females are highly venomous.  Seek hospital treatment if bitten.

Most Common During: Summer.

A redback spider in a shed corner.
Wolf spider on brick wall.

Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders are a genus of hunting spider with a relatively elongated, raised profile and typically brown to black colouration.  Many species often have attractive patterns, and, occasionally, females can be encountered carrying hundreds of spiderlings on their backs.

Preferred Habitats: Varied.  Encounters often occur on the ground, especially on lawns at night.

Venom: Normally localised pain; seek medical attention if you experience prolonged pain, dizziness, or a rapid pulse.    

Most Common During: Summer.

Huntsman Spiders

Huntsman spiders are one of the most common types of spiders in Australia.  These large, fast hunting spiders can range hugely in size and colour, but they often have very long, splayed legs, a flat abdomen, and large pedipalps.

Preferred Habitats: Varied.  May be encountered under logs or bark during the day.  At night, may be found in trees, in car doors, or on the walls of houses.

Venom: Moderate.  Normally localised pain.

Most Common During: Summer.

A huntsman spider on a tiled wall.
mouse spider hunting.

Mouse Spiders

Mouse spiders are a genus of stocky, tarantula-like spider that are normally glossy black in colour.  Some species have red jaws and blue abdomens.  If you have mouse spiders living in your backyard, we recommend a spider treatment service.

Preferred Habitats: Females often make their burrows in bushland or gardens.  Males are often encountered when they wander during the mating season.

Web Type: Silk-lined burrows, often with trapdoor lids.

Venom: Severe.  Although dry bites are common, always seek hospital attention.

Most Common During: Late summer/early winter.

Daddy-long-legs Spiders

Daddy-long-legs spider are a species of web-building spider found on almost every Gold Coast property.  Their long, spindly legs and small bodies are instantly recognisable to most people.  Because of their tiny fangs and non-aggressive natures, daddy-long-legs can be a beneficial addition to households; they pose almost no threat and can help catch mosquitoes and other, more dangerous spiders.

Preferred Habitats: Sheltered corners, including under decks, in roof corners, in sheds, and in cupboards.

Web Type: Thin, cobweb-like webs.

Venom: Mild.  Bites are highly unlikely.

Most Common During: All year.

Daddy-long-legs spider eating a trapped insect.
golden orb spider in web.

Orb-weaving Spiders

Orb-weaving spiders are a broad category of web-building spider that includes garden orb spiders and golden orb spiders.  Orb-weaving spiders can help catch flying insects like flies and beetles.   

Preferred Habitats: Outdoors, normally in or between bushes and trees.  Encounters often occur at night.

Web Type: Extremely sticky webs created between trees and other outdoor structures.  The webs of some species have a golden hue.

Venom: Moderate.  Bites are unlikely.

Most Common During: Summer.

Spider Control FAQs

How much does spider pest control cost?

Spider pest control on the Gold Coast typically costs $150–$200 for a four-bedroom house interior treatment, and about $350–$450 for a four-bedroom house interior and exterior treatment.

When you’re getting quotes for a spider treatment, think about things like:

  • Does the treatment include other pests, or just spiders?  Our general pest treatment, for example, is targeted at spiders, ants and cockroaches.
  • What type of treatment is being implemented?  Ask whether the insecticides used are pet- and human-friendly.
  • How long will the treatment last?  A good spider treatment typically lasts about 12 months, although its effectiveness may start decline at around 10 months.
Can you get pest control for spiders?

Yes, you can get pest control for spiders.  Many pest management firms, including us, provide long-term treatments that kill and deter spiders.   

Is it worth spraying for spiders?

Yes, it’s generally a good idea to protect your home from spiders.  Although only a few species of Australian spiders have fatal bites, getting bitten is never pleasant, and can often require a trip to the hospital.  Bites are particularly dangerous to children, older people, and people with underlying health issues.

Even if you don’t fit into one of those categories, having to shake out your shoes before your wear them or waking up to a spider crawling across your face is never fun.  An inexpensive spider treatment every 12 months is a great way to protect both your health and keep those unexpected jump scares to a minimum.

How long does it take for pest control to work on spiders?

If you’ve recently had your house treated for spiders, don’t expect to be free of eight-legged invaders for about six weeks.  Exact timeframes depend on the type of treatment used, the type of spider, and whether the spider received direct or indirect pesticide contact.

Web-building species generally receive a direct dose of insecticide, so any redbacks or daddy-long-legs will probably die off in a matter of days rather than weeks.  By contrast, primitive spiders, like mouse spiders, are extremely tough, and may take much longer to kill.