SPIDERS ON THE GOLD COAST
Spiders play an important part in the Gold Coast environment because they are essential to natural ecosystems. Some spiders on the Gold Coast have adapted to live alongside humans in houses, sheds and gardens.
In Queensland, there are about 2,000 described spider species. Even though most spiders are not aggressive, they may bite in self-defence if frightened, threatened or accidentally touched.
Spiders use venom to subdue their prey. Occasionally, this venom is used against a human in defence. Spider fangs are often unable to penetrate the human skin. However, some spiders that can bite humans may inflict painful and, in rare cases, dangerous bites.
SIGNS OF A GOLD COAST SPIDERS BITE
Spiders aren’t only unsightly, but they can be extremely dangerous on the Gold Coast. If you’ve noticed the early warning signs of a spider problem, book a spider pest control treatment as soon as possible – to keep you, your family and pets safe, spider bites can cause:
- Skin narcosis
- Redness and itching.
- sweating (perspiring)
- Dilated pupils.
- Uncontrollable muscle spasms.
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