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Answering Collin County's Most Commonly Asked Wolf Spider Questions

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Wolf spiders are nocturnal arachnids that are known for catching their prey without spinning a web. Instead, they chase their prey down and attack it in the wild. Wolf spiders are common household pests, and there are around 2,400 wolf spider species in the world and about 250 species in North America alone.

Wolf spiders are brown in color with distinct stripes or markings. They have stout, robust bodies with eight long, spiny legs. Male wolf spiders measure around ¼ - ¾’’, while female wolf spiders measure 3/8 – 1 3/8’’. Wolf spiders tend to remain at floor level, and when they get inside, you can often find them hanging out along walls and under furniture.

Contact Adams Exterminating Company today if you’re looking for quality pest control in Collin County. We have experience dealing with wolf spiders and guarantee results you can depend on without a doubt. Get in touch with us today to get started.

Are Wolf Spiders Aggressive?

If you’re wondering about the dangers of wolf spiders, the good news is that they don’t pose a real threat to humans. These arachnids only bite when threatened, and while reactions vary based upon the individual, bites aren’t as serious as other spider species like brown recluse spiders or black widows.

The only attacking that wolf spiders do is toward their prey. They hunt common pests and insects, using their fast running abilities to tackle and kill their prey. Wolf spiders aren’t aggressive toward humans unless you provoke them. To be safe, we recommend never handling a wolf spider with your bare hands.

Can Wolf Spiders Jump?

Wolf spiders mainly catch their prey by running after them and attacking. However, they can jump and sometimes use their jumping ability to pounce on prey from distances as far as eight inches away. While wolf spiders can’t jump as far as other species like jumping spiders, they are capable of it.

Should I Kill Or Release Wolf Spiders Found Inside My Home?

Don't be alarmed if you discover a wolf spider in your home. These arachnids are actually beneficial to have around your property as they feed on common household pests, therefore acting as a natural source of pest control. Even though they can help you control pest populations around your home, it’s normal to want them out of the house as soon as possible.

There’s no reason to kill a wolf spider, so we recommend releasing it outside. However, getting rid of one individual spider isn’t what you should be concerned about in the long run. One spider is usually indicative of others, and that can lead to a large-scale infestation. The best way to deal with an infestation of wolf spiders is to contact your local pest professionals. Adams Exterminating Company is proud to deliver quality wolf spider control solutions that homeowners can rely on throughout the year.

Comprehensive Spider Control For Collin County Homes

When it comes to controlling wolf spider populations around your home, there are some things you can do to be proactive in your prevention efforts. Keeping other pests out of the house is a great place to start. Because wolf spiders feed on insects, you can minimize exposure to them by eliminating other household pests. Here are some more helpful tips to avoid wolf spider infestation:

  • Address any moisture and drainage issues.  
  • Check for cracks and crevices around the structure
  • Install/inspect window screens and door sweeps.
  • Maintain cleanliness and reduce clutter around the house.
  • Seal up potential entry points around the property.

Even with all of the prevention methods listed above, it can be tough to successfully control wolf spider populations without the help of the professionals. That’s why we’re here to help. Adams Exterminating Company is your local source for quality pest control, so give us a call to discuss your spider control needs today!

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