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What are the most common Spiders found on New Zealand properties?

New Zealand is home to a variety of spider species, both inside and outside of properties. Some of the most commonly found spiders include the Avondale spider, the Banded Tunnelweb spider, the Daddy Long Legs spider, the Nursery Web spider, the Katipo spider, the Grey House spider, and the Wolf spider. 

  • Avondale Spider: These spiders are small and brown in color, and they are often found inside homes and buildings. They are known to spin webs in tight spaces, such as in corners and under furniture.
  • Banded Tunnelweb Spider: These spiders are medium-sized and dark brown or black in color. They are often found in dark, humid places, such as in basements, crawl spaces, and garages. They are known for their funnel-shaped webs that they use to capture their prey.
  • Daddy Long Legs Spider: These spiders are often mistaken for a type of spider, but they are actually a type of harvestman and are not considered to be true spiders. They are commonly found in homes and other structures, and they are harmless to humans.
  • Nursery Web Spider: These spiders are medium-sized and brown or gray in color. They are often found near bodies of water and in moist areas, such as near streams, rivers, and swamps. They are known for the large, circular webs that they spin to capture their prey.
  • Katipo Spider: These spiders are small and black in color, and they are found in grassy areas near the coast. They are venomous, but their bites are not typically harmful to humans.
  • Grey House Spider: These spiders are small and gray in color, and they are commonly found inside homes and other structures. They are not venomous, and their bites are not harmful to humans.
  • Wolf Spider: These spiders are medium to large in size and can be brown, gray, or black in color. They are often found in outdoor areas, such as in gardens and fields, and they hunt their prey by chasing it down, rather than waiting in a web.

Each of these spiders has their own unique characteristics and habits, and they can all be found in different areas of the country. Whether you’re dealing with a creepy crawler in your home or a large spider in your yard, it’s important to understand the types of spiders that are present in your area in order to effectively manage them.

What damage can Spiders cause if left unchecked?

Spiders can cause damage to properties in a few different ways.

  • Health Issues: While most New Zealand spiders are not harmful to humans, there are some species like the katipo and banded tunnelweb spider that can cause painful bites or sting. These bites can result in redness, swelling, and discomfort that can last for a few hours to several days.

    ○ Note: It’s important to seek medical attention if you experience any severe symptoms or if you are allergic to spider bites.

  • Structural Damage: Spiders can create webs and nests in hard-to-reach places such as attics, basements, and wall voids. Over time, these webs and nests can become large and cause blockages that can lead to damage to the structure of your property.
  • Contaminating Surfaces: Spiders can leave droppings and debris on surfaces which can become a health hazard, especially for those with allergies or respiratory problems.
  • Deterring Visitors: Having spiders in your property, especially venomous species, can be a deterrent for visitors, as well as potential buyers or renters.
  • Loss of Food: Spiders are known to feed on other pests, such as flies and cockroaches, which can result in a loss of food for you if they are present in pantries and storage areas.

Overall, spiders can cause a range of issues, from health problems to structural damage, so it’s important to be aware of their presence and to take steps to control them.

What can I do to keep Spiders at bay?

Here are some tips to help minimise the presence of spiders on your property:

  • Keep windows and doors properly sealed.
  • Remove webs and egg sacs frequently.
  • Minimise clutter and keep storage areas organized.
  • Use sticky tape or caulk to seal cracks and crevices.
  • Keep lights off or use yellow “bug” lights to reduce attraction to insects.
  • Vacuum frequently, especially in dark corners and under furniture.
  • Use natural spider deterrents such as peppermint or eucalyptus oil.
Where can Spiders be found on my property?

When it comes to spider sightings, the inside and outside of your property can be prime real estate. Some common hiding spots for spiders include:

  • In corners of rooms and ceilings.
  • Around windows, doors and light fixtures.
  • In basements, attics and crawl spaces.
  • Under furniture, in closets, and in stacks of boxes or papers.
  • Outdoors, look for spiders in bushes, trees, and on the sides of buildings.

Keep in mind that spiders like to hide in areas that are dark and quiet, so be sure to check these spots when you’re on the lookout for these eight-legged creatures.

When do you need professional pest control services?

When is it time to bring in the professionals for spider control?


If you’re starting to see more spiders in your home or property than usual, it’s time to consider calling in the experts.


Other signs that you may need a spider pest control service include webs appearing in hard-to-reach areas, an increase in spider bites, or a general feeling of unease in your own space.


Don’t wait until the problem gets worse—take action now and keep your home or property spider-free!

Why you can trust us at Fumetech Pest Control with your Spiders pest control problem.

Our spider pest control service is essential for keeping your property spider-free and safe.


With years of experience and a team of experts, we use the latest techniques and products to effectively eliminate spider infestations.


We understand the harm spiders can cause to your health and property, so we provide a solution that not only gets rid of the pests but also helps prevent future infestations.


Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your property is protected against unwanted spiders.


Don’t let spiders take over your space, contact us today for a spider-free tomorrow!