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Common Spiders in the Brisbane Area - What you need to know

We can all agree that spiders are one of our least favourite house pests. With spring (the season when spiders are most active) in full swing, it’s important for Cannon Hill homeowners to be aware of which creepy crawlies to watch out for in their home, and when it may be time to safeguard your home from these potentially dangerous creatures.

Here are three species commonly found in Brisbane, Queensland to watch out for this spider season:

1. Daddy Long Legs

These spiders can very commonly be found in homes in Cannon Hill and the rest of Brisbane, hiding in the upper corners of rooms and under furniture that provides a structure for their webs. These spiders are characterised by their long legs. Once believed to produce the most dangerous venom of all the spider species, it was proven that although they do produce venom (which is much less dangerous than what was initially thought), they cannot make enough to be harmful.

Daddy Longlegs Spider | Image courtesy of Brisbane Insects

2. Huntsman

They are not deadly, but a bite from a Huntsman spider can be quite painful. These common spiders can often be found in Brisbane homes, and under loose bark/leaves in gardens. Females can grow up to 4.5cm, having thick, hairy legs, and ranging from brown, grey and even black.

Huntsman Spider in a home in Cairns | Image Credit: Facebook

3. Golden Orb Spiders

Golden Orb spiders are not dangerous, but this common spider in Cannon Hill and surrounds builds very thick and sticky webs across trees and fences in gardens. Walking through their webs can be very unpleasant, but they’re neither aggressive nor harmful to humans.

Golden Orb Spider | Image Courtesy of The Australian Museum

What to do if you have a spider infestation in your home:

Spiders breed very quickly, so a few sightings can quickly turn into an infestation. If you are not a fan of these common Brisbane houseguests, Combat Pest Solutions provide spider treatments in Cannon Hill that are safe for your family, your pets, and the environment.

Here at Combat Pest Solutions, we know what it takes to protect your home against pests. With dedicated client service for our commercial and residential pest control customers, we know the best way to approach your pest problems. Combat Pest Solutions are the Brisbane pest control experts. Call us on 0419 734 501 or email

for more tips on how to prevent Spiders in your Brisbane home.



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