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Huntsman Spider


Huntsman spiders are known for their large size and distinctive appearance. They have flattened bodies and long legs that enable them to move quickly. They come in various shades of brown, with some species having mottled patterns on their bodies. The leg span of Huntsman spiders can range from 1 inch to over 5 inches, depending on the species.


Huntsman spiders are often found in and around homes, gardens, and natural environments. They prefer dark and sheltered areas such as crevices, under bark, and inside buildings. These spiders do not build webs to catch prey; instead, they actively hunt for insects and other small creatures.


Huntsman spiders are generally not considered dangerous to humans. While their appearance might be intimidating, their venom is not potent enough to cause significant harm to humans. Bites from Huntsman spiders are rare and typically result in minor discomfort, such as mild pain and swelling.

First Aid Tips:

If bitten by a Huntsman spider, consider the following first aid steps:

  • Wash the bite area with soap and water to prevent infection.
  • Apply a cold compress or ice pack to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any pain or discomfort.
  • Seek medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or if the symptoms persist or worsen.

Call to Action:

For pest control needs or concerns related to Huntsman spiders or other pests in the Canberra area, you can contact A1 Pest Control Canberra at 0407 065 413. Their team of experts can provide professional assistance and solutions to address your pest-related issues and ensure a pest-free environment.

Remember that it’s always a good idea to consult with professionals for accurate advice and assistance in dealing with spiders or any other pests.

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