If the recent wet weather wasn’t already bad enough, experts are warning that a wet summer could see spiders taking cover indoors.
A Victorian homeowner was shocked to find eight redbacks spiders on their windowsill following a storm last week.
Sharing the image on Reddit, user lostintranslation01 said, “When you live in Victoria and the first day of summer brings rain.”
He added: “All these redbacks on one windowsill. Make sure your windows are all closed!”
Head of Spiders at the Australian Reptile Park Kane Christensen said the redback spiders were looking for somewhere dry.
"Spiders like redbacks, white tails and huntsmen prefer dry conditions over moist," he told Daily Mail Australia.
"They don't want their burrows or webs to get wet.
"You'll find a redback in every house in Australia because of dry conditions."
Did you know spiders hate the smell of peppermint?
With that in mind you can use this lifehack to move spiders out of your home for good.
- Start with getting rid of as many of the current creepy crawlies already in your house.
- Get out the vacuum and search out any obvious signs but also seek out any nooks and crannies. This will suck up any webs, spiders and even egg sacs you aren’t even aware are there.
- Fill a spray bottle with water.
- Mix in 20 drops of peppermint oil.
- Spray the mixture around any cracks and all corners in your house. Hopefully the smell will move any remaining spiders from your home or deter any new ones from moving in.