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Spider Extermination in Wellington, Porirua and Hutt Valley

EEEEEK! Sick of running away from them and seeing their bum-silk everywhere yet? Don’t despair, we’ll stop your house looking like Halloween all-year round. With careful selection of treatment agents and the correct application methods, we do targeted exterior treatments to get rid of spiders that live outside, and reduce the food availability for vagrant feeders like White Tail spiders. For those living inside we treat selected areas to form a repellent barrier to keep spiders out.

We’ll leave you with everything you need to reduce further infestations and remain spider free, results guaranteed to deliver on your expectations.
Expect your spider control treatment to eliminate and protect you from spiders for 6 months or more at $300 per dwelling for an exterior spider treatment. Or $355 for a combined interior and exterior treatment where required.

Don’t forget to ask about our de-webbing service to remove the unsightly spider webs left behind.

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Why get rid of Spiders?

We’re lucky that we do not have arachnid species that are life threatening, as their venom is not overly toxic to us. However, spider bites are still often painful and can cause infection, fever, vomiting, nausea, and headaches depending on the species (white tails being the most well-known).

Arachnophobia is a serious condition and for sufferers it is important to get rid of spiders, so you can feel safe in your own home. Even those of us without arachnophobia will sleep much better knowing our home is free of these eight-legged critters.

Cobwebs around your home are particularly unsightly, and beyond being a cosmetic nuisance, can also interfere with motion sensors of security systems and some smoke detectors causing false alarms. Spiderwebs will impair the view of security cameras and I’m sure you’re already familiar with those wing mirror spiders which impair your view while driving, or the need to remove the webs constantly. We can take care of those too!

How to be free of Spiders

The good news is we have great options to exterminate spiders in and around your home without harming the local ecosystem.

With careful selection of treatment agents and the correct application methods we do targeted exterior treatments to put an end to spiders that live outside and reduce the food availability for vagrant feeders like White Tail spiders.

For any spiders living inside we treat selected areas to form a repellent barrier to keep them out. Safe for families and pets, but bad news for spiders.
We also provide you with specific information and tips based on our observations to reduce future infestations and maintain the results of the treatment to keep you spider free.

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The value of a spider treatment

Expect your spider control treatment to kill existing spiders and protect you from further spider infestations for 6 months or more at $300 per dwelling for an exterior spider treatment, or $355 for a combined interior and exterior treatment where required.

All our treatments are guaranteed to deliver to your expectations.

Don’t forget to ask about our de-webbing service to remove the unsightly mess the spiders have left behind.

Why not combine your spider control treatment with another pest control treatment to take advantage of our 10% multi-treatment discount.

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Most homes would need retreating every 6 months as products break down due to many environmental factors.

Although the product may still be killing spiders after 6 months it will be much slower and won’t have any repellent properties after that period. Avoiding wet washing your house after a treatment will prolong the effectiveness of the product. Also removing clutter around the property and foliage close to the house will reduce the cover for new spiders looking to move in.

We are lucky that we do not have species of spiders that are life threatening, as their venom is not overly toxic to us. However, spider bites are still often painful accompanied with inflammation and can cause infection, fever, dizziness, nausea and headaches depending on the species, white tails being the most well-known.

The top three most dangerous spiders in New Zealand are the Australian Redback (Latrodectus hasselti), Katipo (Latrodectus katipo), and White Tail (Lampona cylindrata, Lampona murina) spiders. Dangerous is an interesting term here as overall they are generally not going to do you much harm, the Australian Redback and Katipo although capable of causing you harm are extremely rare in urban environments so you are unlikely to encounter them at all, in fact the Katipo is an endangered species. The White Tail spider may cause pain or illness with its bite, and only makes this list at number three as there are so many you have a much higher chance of being bitten by one, even though effects are likely to be mild or none at all.

Spider webs around your home are particularly unsightly. Spiders often create this distressing mess around windows and doors, and up high in difficult to reach places like on the ceiling in the corner of the room or around light fixtures inside your home.

Outside the home the is no limit to where and they will build their webs, covering the cladding and windows, exterior light fixtures, even up high under the eaves. The worst part is even if you clean them off, they will quickly appear again, often the next day.

Cobwebs beyond being a cosmetic nuisance can also interfere with motion sensors of security systems and some smoke detectors causing false alarms. Their webs will impair the view of security cameras and I’m sure you’re already familiar with those wing mirror spiders which impair your view while driving, or the need to remove the webs constantly. We can take care of those too.

Other than being unsightly, icky, and a nuisance it is unlikely spiders will do any real damage to your home.

The best way to keep spider’s away long term. Is ongoing treatment. Having a strong, well applied insecticide will prevent spiders from ever making your home their home.

The answer to this will be different for everyone but the considerations are the same. How much you want remove spiders from your home, how much time and money you have to dedicate to this task, and how certain you are you will be able to get a result based on the knowledge and product you have at hand. Take a look at the DIY question below to get an idea of what it will take.

To get the best relief from spiders a professional treatment really is going to get the longest lasting results, and those results are guaranteed.

While we Wellingtonians, like most New Zealanders have a massive assortment of spiders (Araneae) living in our region most of them will go unnoticed. The exceptions being arachnid species that either live in our homes or in close proximity to it.

The most common spiders seen inside will be Daddy long leg spiders which will take up long term residence in the corners of rooms at roof level and sometimes in cupboards and wardrobes. Others will be vagrant type spiders, such as white tails and jumping spiders they travel a lot as they are active hunters. Less common are tunnel web spiders, sheet web spiders and nursery web spiders. These will venture inside often to escape poor weather.

There are high spider populations throughout Wellington, Hutt valley, Porirua, Kapiti, and Wairarapa.

Any buildings that are out in open areas will catch more wind-blown spiders. And may appear to be in an area with higher spider populations. This happens often in rural properties where houses are surround by open fields. Homes surrounded by bush and trees will see a lot more spiders than an apartment building for example. There are too many Arachnid species to count, and they are simply everywhere.

Living in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Eastbourne, or Wainuiomata some of the most common spider species living around your home are grey and black house spiders, these are the culprits for building webs around window frames and around your wing mirrors on your car.

Another common spider is the white tail spider, as active hunters they are moving around more than other species so they tend to be seen more often. You will see a lot more of these spider species in the Hutt Valley as they tend to prefer the bushy environment. Sheet Web and Nursery Web spiders are also seen often throughout the Hutt Valley.

If you are in the central Wellington CBD area it will be different as you’re going to see less spiders overall. The most common inner city spider specie is likely to be daddy long leg spider.

If you are in an apartment or office building the higher up you are the less spiders you will see.

Living in the outer suburbs of Wellington City, such as Karori, Khandallah, and Miramar with house located on hilly areas surrounded by bushy areas and reserves you will come across many of the bush loving spider species mention above.

Living in areas north of Wellington City like Newlands, Tawa, and Porirua you will be seeing many of the same arachnid species as the Hutt valley and the outer Wellington city suburbs. Like most other parts of Wellington there’s lots of trees and bushes around them and they’re going to have very similar species of spider. If you are much closer to large patches of bush like reserves, you’re going to see larger species of spider like Sheet Web and Nursery Web spiders. All of those regions are quite similar in environment.

Moving even further north to the Wairarapa, it a hotter drier climate so you’re going to see less of those bush type spiders here and you will see higher numbers of the grey house spiders and black house spiders as they can be more versatile in this environment. Wherever there are high numbers of these spiders there will subsequently be high numbers of White Tail spiders too as they frequently hunt them, so these house spiders give them a plentiful food source.
Living on the Kapiti coast you will experience a similar climate to the Wairarapa so once again we will see a lot less bush type spiders, while black and grey house spiders and the white tails that prey on them will be prolific in this area too.

For a lot of people spiders are just another thing we live with and are worth having around. Afterall, they catch flies and other bugs, but certainly not all of them. They also play an important part in local ecosystems as tasty morsels for birds and even other spiders.

Whilst some people will be stricken with fear at just the thought of a spider, Arachnophobia is not the only reason we call spiders a pest though. There is also the cosmetic side of having spiders around and the things they can interfere with. Spider webs covering your home are unsightly and they can cause issues with security cameras blocking the camera view with webs. Even some faults in smoke detectors can be attributed to tiny spiders making themselves at home inside them.

We have got a few spiders from our neighbours in Australia and even our native Tunnel Webs look a lot like the Sydney Funnel Web which is extremely dangerous. Though, in Wellington we are lucky we haven’t inherited their deadly spiders. This isn’t to say there is no risk from what we have here, we can however say the danger of a spider bite is low.

Thousands of species can inflict bites to humans and will do so when defending themselves. Spider bites happen when we handle spiders, they get stuck in our clothing, or when we roll over on them in our sleep. Bites aren’t always painful at the time, but the list of symptoms can be long; minor swelling and itchiness, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and infected sores. Although less common, in some cases these sores are further infected becoming necrotic.
Ultimately it is your choice if you want to live with spiders or not.

We always use a careful selection of treatment agents and the correct application methods to ensure every treatment is safe for people, children, and pets while being effective at eliminating pests.

For spiders that are causing you problems outside, my approach is to spray with a residual insecticide, wall claddings, door and window frames, eaves, spouting, decks, attached fencing and gates, anywhere the spiders will travel or have already made webs.

When spiders contact these areas it will quickly kill them, removing spiders from your home.
When vagrant spiders are seen inside frequently. A repellent insecticide treatment is the best. This is applied to areas that spiders would have to cross to get into the living space. For example. Windowsills, door frames, skirtings, scotia, recessed light fittings, etc. This also great at repelling other crawling bugs as well as spiders. This will quickly remove spider from your sight inside your home driving them outside where contact with the exterior treatment will make short work of them.
Exterminating the spiders and removing them from your home is only part of the job. During the time they have been resident they will likely have left many unsightly cobwebs so we can remove them for you too, and you can soon forget the spiders were ever there.

A spider treatment can be expected to be effective for 6 months, sometimes more. While we are on site, we will take a look at anything else that can be done and advise you on how to make your home less attractive to spiders.

Exterminating the spiders and removing them from your home is only part of the job.

During the time they have been resident they will likely have left many unsightly cobwebs so we can remove them for you too, and you can soon forget the spiders were ever there.

DIY products can certainly be effective if applied correctly although in my experience they are often not applied well, and even when they are will usually be effective for a shorter length of time than a professional treatment. In my experience DIY methods need frequent reapplication due to the lower volume of insecticide present in their solutions and where repellent properties are needed the common DIY products generally are not strong enough. It is not uncommon for us to get called to a do a spider treatment where someone has spent a lot of time, effort, and money on DIY treatment with less than satisfactory results.

Regular house washing will reduce spider numbers as it destroys their webs and can physically kill them. Keeping clutter and foliage away from the house will help to. Any light source at night will attract flying insects and in turn, attract spiders that will build webs around and near the light source. Although none of these actions will kill or repel spiders long-term they will help reduce the number of spiders entering your house. With the exception of house washing after an applied spider treatment, any action taken to reduce spider numbers will also boost the effectiveness of any treatment and may reduce the frequency of treatments required to remain spider free.

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