In New Zealand there are few spiders which will harm mammals but they do exist. One example is the Katipo and another is the White Tail Spider. The latter is far more common around Auckland and can be found around homes in various suburbs.
The white tail is relatively harmless and its bite is not poisonous but it can be painful and bacterial infection which results can lead to serious symptoms especially where the elderly or infants are the victim. Usually a bite will result where the spider has been squashed incidentally. They have been known to charge when threatened. Contact ecosan for a quote to exterminate White Tail Spiders in your home.
The white tail is an outdoor spider, a ground dweller which hunts other spiders for nutrition. They do roam inside occasionally and can be brought in incidentally on articles left outside like the washing basket or a child’s bicycle. White tails do occasionally enter homes from the ceiling cavity through light fittings and vents.
The most appropriate treatment for white tails is a residual treatment to outdoor gardens, under patios, sub floors and ceiling cavities. Keeping the building clear of other spiders, a food source for White tails is important also.