Keen to learn how to get rid of huntsman spiders in Sydney? It’s relatively easy, but some people will still need help from Jim’s Pest Control. Our techs servicing Sydney and NSW are experienced, fully trained, and insured. You can trust the Jim’s name to help you with any pest problem.

To get in touch with us about Huntsman spiders around your home or work, simply call 131 546 and our friendly staff will take your details.

Blood curdling screams are often heard in Sydney when someone discovers a huntsman spider.

They are very scary looking with big hairy legs and a large body. It is just not the thing you want to see when you turn the light on in the middle of the night.

They are a nocturnal spider, which hide away during the day. If they do venture out in daylight they are quickly gobbled up by birds.

Most people fear them due to their large size. They are however harmless and pose no real threat to humans.

How to get rid of Huntsman spiders yourself

Huntsman spiders are extremely easy to get rid of. As they are harmless, capturing them in a clean container is the quickest way.

Simply place the container over the spider and slip a piece of paper under their feet. This encourages them into the contain. The capture spider can then be release in the outside environment.

It is recommended to place them on a tree that has loose bark. This is their natural habitat and they will quickly find a new home.

For some clients, the prospect of catching a spider is terrifying. As silly as it sounds in some case people will even call Jim’s Pest Control to have this spider removed.

Our technicians will recommend that a general pest spray be done to keep these spiders out.

How do they get in?

Huntsman spiders are big, but quite thin. This thinness allows them to squeeze through very tight gaps.

If you look under your entrance doors you will often find thin gaps which they can squeeze through. During the summertime, cool air will escape under doorways. To a spider walking past on a hot night, this is an open invitation to enter and explore.

Our Jim’s Pest Control technicians recommend that you fit pest strips to all your doors. This will make it hard for them to get in.

Grandmother terrified by a spider staring at her

One of the most concerning call outs a local Jim’s Pest Control tech received was from a grandmother. This elderly lady had called, as she had a huntsman spider above her bed.

The spider had been there since the previous day. What was concerning was that the elderly lady had not sleep since she discovered her visitor.

She had made enquiries late on Sunday afternoon. We were able to dispatch a tech straight away to attend site, and the spider was removed unharmed and placed into the garden.

To ensure her fury friend would not return the tech performed a quick outside general pest treatment.

The elderly lady was so relieved that we were able to help her.


Call now and we’ll work with you to control your Huntsman Spider Problem – Guaranteed!

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