Of the between 5,000 and 10,000 people that get
bitten by spiders in Australia
each year, only about 200 require anti-venom treatment. In Brisbane, there are about 40 different
species of spiders, the more dangerous being the Funnel Web spider, the Redback
spider and Mouse Spiders.
The poisonous Funnel Web Spider can kill within 15 minutes of
biting a person and those living in any suburbs near mountains or rainforests
(such as Kedron Brook, Kenmore and The Gap)
should especially look out for these spiders. Rain tends to bring spiders
indoors, taking shelter from wet weather in dark, dry places such as shoes,
gloves and clothing.