Do I have a spider infestation?

Spider infestations can be extremely worrying, especially in Australia where some species are infamous for their deadly bite. While large spiders, such as the huntsman, are easily seen, other smaller, potentially more harmful species are harder to spot, like the redback, which is a member of the notorious widow family. The following signs may indicate the presence of a spider infestation in your home.


It is not unusual to occasionally find one or two spider webs around the home or garden, however if you are frequently noticing spider webs in your home, you may have a spider infestation. Web shapes differ according to spider species, and can be found in various locations around the home. Bear in mind that some spiders also live in burrows or take shelter in crevices, so the absence of webs doesn’t necessarily rule out spider infestation.

Other pests

Spiders will live wherever there is a large source of food, so a home rife with other pests such as termites, ants and other small insects is bound to attract them. If you spot any signs of a pest infestation, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. It is better to act sooner rather than later by calling a pest control specialist, so that your existing pest infestation does not attract larger, more troublesome pests.

Damp areas

Damp areas in and around your home may attract some species of spider, so it is important to check areas like basements, walls and sheds for excess moisture.

Frequent spider sightings

Every home is bound to harbour a few spiders, but regular sightings can be a sign of infestation. It is also important to keep an eye out for egg sacs, so you can fix the problem before they hatch.

If you suspect a spider infestation in your home, it is always best to enlist the services of a professional pest control company. Twin Bays are experts in spider control and will conduct a thorough pest inspection of your home.