Managing redback spiders in table grapes

Redback spiders (Latrodectus hasselti) are found across Australia, in all table grape-growing regions.

While they are not aggressive, and avoid humans, redback spiders can pose a threat to both consumers of table grapes and producers, harvest workers, packers and transporters.

This factsheet aims to provide information on managing the risk of injury to consumers and workers and help prevent contamination of table grapes in the vineyard, at harvest, and during packing and transportation.



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