Red-back spider - Latrodectus hasselti
Frontline Pest Management - Redback Spiders Redbacks are considered one of the most dangerous spiders in Australia. The Redback spider has a neurotoxic venom which is toxic to humans with bites causing severe pain. The female Redback has a round body about the size of a large pea (1 cm long), with long, slender legs. The body is a deep black colour (occasionally brownish), often containing an obvious orange to red longitudinal stripe on the upper abdomen. Webs are usually built in dry, sheltered sites, such as among rocks, in logs, shrubs, old tyres, sheds, outhouses, children's toys or under rubbish or litter.
Frontline Pest Management - Huntsman Spiders  Frequently very large, will bite if provoked but are not deadly to humans. Legs are crablike and covered in fairly prominent spines. Colour is mainly dull shades of brown or grey. Live in crevices of tree bark. Frequent sheds and garages and other infrequently used places. Are able to travel extremely fast, often using a springing jump while running, and walk on walls and even on ceilings. Tend to exhibit a "cling" reflex if picked up, making them difficult to shake off and much more likely to bite. Eat insects – (cockroaches are a favourite) and even small geckos.

White-tailed Spider  
white tailed spider  White-tailed spiders are hunters rather than spinning a web to capture it.  Their preferred prey is spiders and they are equipped with venom for hunting.  The adult size varies 12 to 20 mm in body length - grey to black in colour with a white section on the end of it's tail.  It prefers cool moist locations - commonly found in garden mulch areas. In summer, it often wanders into buildings, particularly bathrooms, to escape the heat.  The bite of a white-tail spider may cause nausea and burning pain followed by swelling and itchiness around the site of the bite.
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