What do wolf spiders look like?
Wolf spiders are usually a dark brown with pale brown or almost yellow striping. Male wolf spiders can be between 1/4 – 3/4 inch long while the female can be 3/8 – 1 3/8 inch long. They have long thin legs with large bodies. Female wolf spiders can sometimes be seen carrying newly hatched babies on their back until they are a few weeks old.
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Are wolf spiders dangerous?
Wolf spiders are not considered to be a threat to humans. It is rare for a wolf spider to bite a human unless being handled or threatened. Wolf spiders are typically outdoor hunters that prey on many insects and spiders you would consider pests. Wolf spiders can be considered a beneficial spider.
Wolf spider habitat.
Wolf spiders hunt their prey instead of catching their prey in a web, like most other spiders. Wolf spiders tend to remain near the ground often found under stones or leaves. Unlike most spiders, the wolf spider has excellent eyesight which makes spotting its prey easier. Some wolf spiders will lay in underground burrows waiting for prey to come near where they can pounce on them while others chase after and stalk their prey.
How do I get rid of wolf spiders?
Usually wolf spiders are not an indoor pest problem. When hunting prey they may venture inside though. If this happens it is usually a solitary incident since wolf spiders hunt alone. Walker Pest Management’s professional pest control technicians have been trained to treat areas that wolf spiders might use to enter your home. This treatment will help keep out wolf spiders as well as other common household pests through our year-round Preferred Care Pest Control program.
How can I prevent wolf spider problems at my home or business?
Start off with a routine maintenance pest program from a pest control expert like those at Walker Pest Management then follow these tips should help prevent any wolf spider problems in your home.
- Seal up cracks in the foundation or basement, use caulking to seal up around windows and doors.
- Reduce humidity inside the home to prevent pests the wolf spider might like to prey on
- Make sure windows and doors have screens and that there are no holes or tears in them.
If you suspect a wolf spider problem contact Walker Pest Management for a free quote.
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