Pictures and videos circulating on social media showed “terrifying” footage of spiders spreading widely inside homes.
But Dr. Lizzie Lowe, a spider pathologist at Macquarie University, said that these spiders are harmless because they have poor eyesight, are usually confused, and are not very venomous.
“The hunter spiders will not deliberately attack humans because they are small and look very bad. They can bite humans, but they will not do much harm,” said Lowe.
Dr. Lowe advised residents to leave the young hunter spiders alone, as they usually “eat each other in the nests,” which greatly reduces their numbers without the need for intervention.
The specialist said that the outbreak of the phenomenon of spiders goes back to the breeding season for spiders in Australia, And a number of spiders make multiple rounds to procreate in the same house, which results in many young, but the scarcity of nutrients they need will not keep them long in homes.