About spiders in the Northern Territory
Easily recognisable by their eight legs, Australia is home to more than 35,000 species of spider. While most are harmless to humans, Northern Territory residence can encounter venomous spiders in and around the home.
Spiders commonly found in doors are attracted to warm and dark places, and it's not unusual to find more spiders in Territory homes during the wet season as spiders try to escape the rain. Other species of spider are most commonly found in gardens, weaving their webs between trees or low shrubs and bushes, verandah and balcony fixtures, and window sills and security screens. Primarily, spider webbing is the biggest nuisance these pests present, and effective pest control can minimise their appearance throughout your property.
Some people are deathly afraid of spiders, a common fear known as arachnophobia, and seeking professional pest control services to manage spider infestation is the best way to feel comfortable and safe in your home.