What are wolf spiders?
Wolf spiders are found throughout the United States and are generally dark brown in color with pale, cream, or even yellow stripes or markings.
Adult females range in size from 3/8th to 1 and 3/8th of an inch in length; males are smaller in size.
They have eight spiny legs that allow them to move very quickly even though their bodies are described as stout and robust.
Their eyes are uniquely arranged with four small eyes in the bottom row, followed by two large eyes in the middle row, and two medium eyes in the top row.
Wolf spiders get their name from the fact that they do not use a web to catch their prey but instead hunt and chase down their prey like a wolf.
Are wolf spiders dangerous?
Wolf spiders look scarier and more dangerous than they really are. They are large, fast-moving spiders that will usually only bite if provoked or threatened. The venom from a wolf spider bite is typically not dangerous to humans.
Why do I have a wolf spider problem?
Wolf spiders are generally found outside hiding under rocks, landscaping timbers, leaf piles, woodpiles, and other similar areas. They sometimes make their way inside of homes, garages, and sheds as they are hunting for food. They don’t actively seek out indoor shelter but once they get inside they tend to stay inside.
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Can I do it myself?
Trying to take care of pest problems on your own can be dangerous, ineffective, and could cost you more time and money than you’re willing to spend. The safest and most effective way to completely eliminate a wolf spider infestation is by getting help from a professional. If you need help getting rid of wolf spiders in or around your home, contact the professionals at All-American Pest Control today.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your pest problems with wolf spiders and other pests. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained pest control experts in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
How can I prevent a wolf spider problem in the future?
Preventing wolf spiders can be difficult, but there are a few things that you can do around your home to try and help prevent them:
Seal gaps found in your home’s foundation, exterior walls, and along your roof line.
Store firewood away from the exterior of your home.
Make sure to remove leaves and other piles of debris from your yard.