Spiders rarely do damage in the garden and many are beneficial in predating on pest insects. However, some are able to bite and their webbing can be unsightly.
Spiders are not usually regarded as pests in the garden. However, the Australian white tail spider is capable of giving a painful bite if accidentally disturbed. The Australian redback spider is rare but becoming more common in New Zealand and it can give a severe bite.
Also the webbing of spiders can be unsightly and require repeated removal.
To get rid of spiders outdoors follow these steps:
Spiders can be controlled before they get a chance to build webs or enter your home.
White Tailed Spiders
There are about 2500-3500 species of spider in New Zealand and more than 40,000 worldwide. Spiders are members of the Arachnid family which include the mites, pseudoscorpions and harvestmen.
Only two spider families known to be non-venomous, i.e., lacking venom glands; however, their fangs can inflict infections spread through the skin, which in theory could represent more danger than from bites of non-lethal venomous spiders.
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