No one likes to find spiders hiding in their home but it looks as though redbacks are becoming an increasingly common sight in Orange.
After a nest of baby snakes was found at Lyndhurst in September, as well as a number of snake sightings in Orange as the weather warms up, spiders and their webs are now in abundance as well.
Chad Bailey of X-Termin8 Pest Control said "there's a bit of a problem right now" with the spiders, adding there's no real way to keep a venomous species like Redbacks, or any spider in general, away from your house.
"Not in particular, only by just getting the place sprayed every 12 months," Mr Bailey said on whether there's any good tips on keeping spiders away.
"There's not really any natural or magical causes except for whipping down things and keeping them clean. Your chemicals are the best way to go about it."
He said the garage is a popular place for spiders to make their homes, but the creepy crawlies can be found everywhere.
"You do get them in your boots too sometimes, especially if you leave them outside for ages," he said.
"Normally your play equipment, you see a lot of redbacks around there, especially the old tonka trucks in the sand pits. If you leave those alone for a while, you then might find a redback underneath it.
"Play areas are a common place too, but spiders are normally anywhere."
It could be the drought and weather conditions being good for the spiders.Chad Bailey of X-Termin8 Pest Control
Mr Bailey said he's not sure why there's been an increase in spider activity this year, but said the drought may be a cause.
"There's a bit of a problem right now, but not any more than any other year," he said.
"I've just been seeing a lot this year, but it's been a lot of everything this year.
"It could be the drought and weather conditions being good for the spiders."
If you've been bitten by a redback spider or any spider, seek medical treatment immediately.
Redbacks are species of highly venomous spiders that can be found all over Australia, but thanks to an antivenom available since 1956 there's been no deaths recorded since the 1950s.
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