The usual white-tailed spider bite can be painful but the initial burning feeling, swelling, redness, and itchiness at the bite site usually resolve and there are no long-lasting effects. White-tailed spider bites are not considered venomous to humans.
What Do You Do If
You Find A White
Tail Spider In Your
Pest Control Palmerston North Ltd says they are known as
White Tail spider, Whitetail spider, White-tail spider, Whitetailed
spider, White Tailed spider, etc.
SWhen it comes to Palmerston North
pest control White Tails are active
hunters, preying upon other types of
spiders, and may be found roaming
inside houses, especially in warmer
White Tail spiders have been implicated in cases of ulceration
or necrosis following spider bites.
The incidence of ulceration
following the White Tail spider
bite is not known.
How to know a white-tailed spider when seeing one? According to Pest Control Palmerston
North Ltd White Tail Spiders are slender looking, 1-2 cm in length, typically grayish or
sometimes brownish in colour with orange to brown banded legs and usually with a distinct
cream-white marking on the tip
Where are they found? The White Tail
spider's preferred habitat is under dry
bark and plants, but they will often be
found inside houses, where they look for
shelter from the light after hunting at
They are also known to move indoors in the winter to seek shelter
from the cold and there they find plenty of their favourite prey; grey
The White Tail spider often hides
in clothing and shoes, especially if
they have been left lying on the
As White Tails eat many other kinds of spiders one sign that White
Tail spiders are sharing the house is that there are few cobwebs
and there are no other spiders to be found.
The nests of White Tail
spiders are tangled masses
Get Rid of Nuisance Spiders
By simply calling Pest Control
Palmerston North Ltd 0210