Types of Spider
There are certain kinds of spiders are found in Canberra. Some of them are:
Black Widow Spiders
Appearance: these spiders have black and shiny appearance. They have hourglass shape on their back that is of red color.
Habitat: The favorite places for Black Widow Spider are around the woodpile and get entry inside your house through firewood. You can also notice these spiders at your house eaves, inside boxes and at other places where they don’t get disturbed.
Threat: the male spider of black widow category does not bite, whereas the female spiders are aggressive and bite. They become more aggressive at the time of guarding eggs. The common symptom that arises after Black Widow Spider infestation are fever increased Blood Pressure, nausea and sweating.
Unique Fact: The female spider eats the male spider after mating and becomes widow as per their name. But later on, research told that this rarely occurs in the natural world.
Common House Spiders
Appearance: These spiders have elongated abdomen and are yellowish-brown in color.
Habitat: the inside places of these spiders includes upper corners, inside closets, basements, garages and other crawling places. They make their nest near to the source of light so that the numbers of prey get trapped in their nest.
Threat: House spiders are only nuisance insects; they do not cause any direct threat to humans.
Unique Fact: in the modern time, these spiders are facing problems inside home survival due to low humidity and less number of pests that they use as their food source. They can be found at garages, barns and warehouses.
Long-bodied Cellar Spiders
Appearance: These spiders have long skinny legs. They have a small body and are of pale yellow to light brown.
Habitat: they make their habitat inside the damp and dark places like basements, cellars and other crawling places. You can notice them also in the corners of your warehouse, garages, sheds, barns, eaves, windows and ceilings. Also they remain present inside closets, sink cabinets and bath-traps.
Threat: these spiders do not bite therefore; they are not dangerous for humans. It is said that their venom are most poisonous as compared to other spiders, but their weak mouthparts do not allow them to inject their venom.
Unique Fact: These spiders are also termed as “daddy-long-legs” because of their long and skinny legs.
Brown Recluse Spiders
Appearance: the color of these spiders range from light to dark brown. They have dark brown colored violin-shaped marked on their back.
Habitat: Brown Recluse spiders live in outside debris and woodpiles. Also, they can be found inside the house under the furniture and dark places like window moldings and baseboards.
Threat: Like the dark widow spiders, the darker hermit insect nibbles in protection. Bites are frequently excruciating and can create an open, ulcerating sore that requires clinical treatment. Eagerness, fever and trouble resting are regular indications of these spiders infestation.
Unique Fact: These spiders get this term from their coloration and reclusive habits. Male Brown Recluse spiders stroll farther as compared to females spiders and are therefore more likely to crawl into shoes and other attire.
Appearance: Jumping spiders have short legs and are compact. The colour of the jumping spider is black, and they have pale markings on their body.
Habitat: these types of spiders build web retreats that are found in both inside and outside places. The visions of these spiders are best in sunlight, and they search for their food around windows and doors because a number of insects and pests comes at these places. You can notice these spiders outside on the tree bark, on bushes, fences, under stones and boards.
Threat: The jumping spiders bite only when they are in danger and want to save themselves. They bite for self-defense, but their bites are not harmful.
Unique Fact: Jumping spiders have the keenest vision power. They can easily detect the movement up to 18″ distance. These spiders are active during the daytime only.
Appearance: Wolf spiders are generally darkly browned in colored and have paler stripes on their body. They have long and skinny legs. Also, there is the presence of hair on their body.
Habitat: these spiders create their nest near to floor level. For day time rest, these spiders make their habitat in stones, firewood, leaves and other debris.
Threat: Wolf spiders can bite, but they bite rarely. They bite when they get provoked.
Unique Fact: Like other spiders, these spiders do not make web to trap the pests and use them as their food source. They chase their prey and catch them with their fast running ability.