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Wolf Spiders

What are Wolf Spiders?

"Don't judge a book by its cover" is undoubtedly applicable to wolf spiders. The truth is that these spiders are rather harmless, despite their scary appearance.

Their appearance and size intimidate the vast majority of humans. The length of an adult's body is between half an inch and two inches.

They pursue prey with great speed using their eight legs. The swift motions of the wolf spider are an additional reason why humans are so quick to fear these creatures.

Other ways to identify wolf spiders include:

  • A unique eye pattern. Wolf spiders have two big eyes on top of their heads, two big eyes in front of their heads, and four smaller eyes above their mouths.
  • A dark brown body and legs with white, yellow, or cream-colored stripes or marks.
  • It has hair all over its body and legs.
  • The short, strong legs of these spiders help them move quickly in pursuit of their prey.

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Wolf Spiders Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are wolf spiders dangerous?

Wolf spiders, like most other types of spiders, avoid people for the same reason that we avoid spiders in general: our fear of being bitten.

It is not very uncommon that people were bitten by wolf spiders, and when it does happen, it is typically because the person was either threatening the spider or handling it.

Even in the event that a person is bitten by a wolf spider, the spider's venom is typically not potent enough to cause serious health complications.

However, you should make every effort to avoid getting bitten by a wolf spider because their bites may be excruciating and may cause some swelling around the area where they have been bitten.

Why do I have a wolf spider problem?

Wolf spiders can often find the perfect place to live and hunt for bugs in our yards.

Wolf spiders often hide in places like tall grass, under rocks or landscape ties, in gardens, and in potted plants.

Wolf spiders like homes and yards with lots of insects and places to burrow where they can be alone.

Where will I find wolf spiders?

When these spiders live outside near our homes, they often get into houses, garages, and sheds to hunt for food.

Wolf spiders don't catch their prey in webs like most other spiders do. As their name suggests, wolf spiders hunt by running after their prey and pouncing on it.

Wolf spiders don't climb well. So, they live and hunt close to the ground. When these spiders are in our homes, they move along the floor and up against the walls.

They hide in places like closets, basements, and under furniture.

How do I get rid of wolf spiders?

If you've seen big, fast-moving spiders in or around your home, contact the experts at 24H Pest Pros.

We know how wolf spiders live and act, how to get rid of them, and how to keep them from coming back.

Using the latest and most effective products, our experienced professionals help home and business owners keep their properties free of pests.

Contact us today to find out more about how our spider control methods don't hurt the environment.

How can I prevent wolf spiders in the future?

Prevent problems with wolf spiders by partnering with 24H Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Cut down on the number of bugs in your yard and house.
  • Keep trash cans covered, get rid of areas with too much water, and make sure the screens on windows and doors are still in place.
  • Cut back overgrown plants to make it harder for people to hide near your home.
  • Fix any cracks or holes that appear in your home's foundation.
  • Keep your home's storage areas clear of clutter and trash.
  • Remove any wood piles, brush piles, or leaf piles that wolf spiders could hide under from your yard.
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