When cleaning out these areas of the home, be sure to wear a long-sleeved shirt and gloves to avoid bites from a black widow or other spider that may already be hiding there. More top stories. Some pest control operators report an increased number after mild winter seasons.
That said, there's probably no need to panic if you come face-to-face with one of these; due to advances in anti-venom, there has been no death from a funnel web bite in Australia since the s. More top stories. Region Found throughout U.