- Giant Crab Spider
- Huntsman spiders come in a variety of colours and patterns
- Commonly they are mostly brown, black and grey.
- The body length of the male is 1.6cm and the female has a body length of 2cm
- Legs can span up to 15cm
- The back legs are shorter than the front legs which span out sideways allowing them to walk both forward and sideways, hence the name crab spider
- The female huntsman spider lays a flat, white papery silk egg sac
- The can lay up to 200 eggs at a time
- The egg sacs are placed under bark or a rock and the female huntsman stands guard over her egg sac for a period of 3 weeks
- During this time she will not consume any food
- While the female is guarding her egg sacs, she can become aggressive
- When the time is right, the mother opens the egg sac and assists her spiderlings out
- Huntsman spiders are known to spend the first 3 or 4 weeks with her spiderlings.
- Huntsman species has a life span of about two years or more
- Usually be found on tree trunks, under stones, under bark, on the windows and walls inside your home.
- Huntsman spiders are known to also enter cars & run across the dashboards
- Some species can live between hairline cracks sandstone and granite outcrops
- The huntsman spider feeds on a variety of insects, small lizards and frogs
- The huntsman does not capture their prey in a web but instead stalks and run down
- Huntsman spiders are poisonous to humans but not fatal
- Spider wasps
- Egg parasites of wasps and birds
- Nematode worms
Contact Us For Free Advice & Quotes
WHY CHOOSE US?
SYDNEY PEST CONTROL
Sydney’s Best Pest Control technicians are professional and trained in the best techniques when it comes to pest removal and prevention. Most importantly, we take a personal interest in our clients.
All Sydney’s Best Pest Control personnel stand behind our mission statement; it guides their job performance just as it guides company policy. They personally ensure our clients of their best service, just as our company provides them with the best technology.
Our company is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving the Sydney suburbs for many years and will continue to be here when you need us.