Wolf spiders are not like most of their relatives. Instead of making webs to catch food, they hunt down their prey.Their strong bodies and sharp eyesight make them lethal predators to other bugs, and the dark brown markings on their backs act as camouflage, adding a defensive trait to their athletic bodies.
Luckily for us, these creepy crawlers only bite when threatened, with their venom usually just causing redness and swelling. Normally traveling by themselves, these spiders are lone wolfs (pun intended). Roaming around at night, they prefer to eat ground-dwelling insects and other spiders.
What Do Wolf Spiders Look Like?
- Large bugs with dark colored bodies.
- Can grow up to 1.38 inches long.
Where Do Wolf Spiders Live?
- Found all around the world.
- Out of 23,000 species, 200 live in the United States.
What About Their Bite
- Symptoms of the wolf spider bite include swelling, mild pain, and itching.
How Do I Deal With Wolf Spiders?
Keep Them Out
The best way to deal with spiders is to prevent them from entering your house in the first place. You do this by maintaining a clean yard, keeping shrubbery away from the house, and sealing up all cracks and holes around your home. You should also keep the inside of your house nice and tidy as well.
Get Rid of Their Food Source
If wolf spiders are already sneaking around your house, you need to eliminate their food source. These hunters eat other bugs, so you should use glue boards and sticky traps to get rid of them. As wolf spiders begin to grow hungry from the lack of food, they will leave to find a more suitable place to live.
Call U.S. Pest
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