White-tailed spider
Lamponidae - Lampona spp.
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What does it look like?

These dark grey spiders are 12-17mm long and readily recognised by their elongate body form and a distinctive white patch on the end of the abdomen. Pale patches are present on the sides of the abdomen in juveniles but these fade in adults.

Why is it a problem?

Although white-tailed spiders are not considered poisonous to humans, their bite can cause pain, swelling, itchiness and general irritation. Medical treatment should be sought as there can also be longer-lasting effects if there has been a transfer of bacteria, or if the wound is not treated appropriately.

 

Control Methods

Contact your local pest control provider for advice on controlling white-tailed spiders in the home.

 

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