Spiders have invaded our cities and suburbs, from Perth to Sydney, and now they are invading Perth’s streets too.
The city’s spiders are spreading like a virus, and they are wreaking havoc on our streets and sidewalks.
The Spiders of Perth are out there, and the number of spiders that have been reported in the city has increased.
City councillor Sue Krieger said she was very concerned about the spread of the spiders.
“It’s been a big concern because we’ve had quite a few reports of spiders on our sidewalks in the last few months and we’re worried that we’re going to have more spider bites than we do at this time of year,” she said.
Ms Kriegem said she had received reports of people with spider bites in the past few weeks.
“I’ve had some reports of the people that have received them in the house, they’re very frightened,” she added.
“There’s been some reports from people who have had the bites in their front gardens.”
She said the city had a zero tolerance policy when it came to spiders and that spiders were a threat to people and the environment.
“We have zero tolerance for spiders,” she told 7.30.
“The spiders are a pest and it’s not just on our front lawns and backyards.
There’s spiders all over our parks, everywhere, it’s just really dangerous.”
Ms Kriemers advice to residents is to:”I’m saying this is the last time you’re going be walking around your house, it is really dangerous.
It’s going to cause an allergic reaction, so if you get bitten, immediately get emergency treatment.”
She also urged people to avoid walking near large areas of open ground and trees that might attract the spider.
“If you are going to be walking, please don’t walk at all,” she advised.
“Also, be careful when you’re walking in the open as there’s spiders in the trees.”
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