Of the thousands of Australian spiders, the bite of only two can kill you. These are the funnel-web and the redback. Despite this fact, spiders of all kinds tend to elicit fear responses and phobias in some people, and visitors to our country show quite a lot of unnecessary worry about being bitten.
You may not want to know it, but pests are as much a part of the fabric of a home as the carpet or curtains. That’s not to say your home is infested with destructive termites or disease-transmitting cockroaches. However, a recent study from North Carolina State University in the USA tells us we are definitely not alone.