We were recently called to a local panel beating company to investigate and take care of a problem they were having with Redback spiders.
Our technician found Redback spiders in and around machinery, behind toolbox wheels and around other items stored in the workshop.
In built-up areas, Redbacks like to live in low lying areas around pot plants, rockeries, fence lines, outdoor furniture, machinery and stacked materials. In the bush, they like to nest under logs and rocks, feeding mainly on ground living insects.
How can we stop the spread of Redback spiders?
To prevent red back spiders from living in your home, workplace or garden, avoid stacking items against outer walls and remove stored items from in and around your garden. Redbacks, and many other spiders and insects, like dark quiet areas. Keep areas clutter free.
Redback spiders are not usually aggressive, but caution is advised as their bite is poisonous, and potentially even fatal for some people (small children, the elderly and pets are most at risk).
The larger, female spider (the one with the red stripe) is responsible for almost all cases of Redback spider bites. In the workshop where we found them all, it would have been very easy for one of the workers to come in contact with one of the spiders and get a nasty bite.
Don’t let your workplace get filled with dangerous little pests like these Redback spiders.
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