Typically found on the East Coast of Australia, funnel-web spiders are much more present during the wetter, cooler months. Funnel-webs crave moist, sheltered habitats and typically can be found under rocks and rotting logs. Their burrow can be distinguished by their irregular silk trip-lines at the entrance.During periods of heavy rain, funnel-webs activity may be more prevalent as they leave their flooded burrow, which can see them head towards sheltered areas such as houses.

Although there is an effective antivenom, immediate first aid is still essential. Do you know how to treat a bite from a funnel-web? The recommended treatment is the same for a snake bite (pressure immobilisation). The Survival SMART Snake Bandage can help you achieve optimum tension when applying pressure immobilisation until you can get proper medical attention.

For more information on the Survival SMART Snake Bandage, click here.