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Homeowners' Guide To Wolf Spider Prevention

Do you like trivia questions? Here's one for you. What can be as big as 1 3/8 inches long, doesn't spin a web, is covered in fur, has great eyesight, and moves about your home hunting for prey? That's right, a wolf spider. You're pretty good at this. Or, you looked at the title of this article. Either way, good job!

When it comes to keeping wolf spiders out of your home, the methods that work on web-weaving spiders don't work quite as well. You have to think like a hunter spider that doesn't make webs. And, you have to think like a spider that eats larger prey like beetles and grasshoppers. Wolf spiders are not going to chase flies around your home. So controlling flies will do nothing to control wolf spiders.

Fewer Bugs Equals Fewer Wolf Spiders

While controlling flies doesn't have an effect on wolf spider populations, controlling other bugs can. Everything you do to keep bugs out of your home will make your home less interesting to wolf spiders. We suggest that you try these ideas:

  • Do a detailed inspection of your exterior walls and fill in or repair any gaps, cracks, or holes you find. Look closely, even a small hole can allow bugs to get in.
  • Check all of your screens and make sure they are in good repair.
  • Keep exterior trash in sealed containers.
  • Keep objects away from your home, especially objects that are organic, like stacks of wood or construction materials. These are playgrounds for bugs.
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Moisture Control

When you have moist conditions around your home, wolf spiders will take notice because many of the bugs they eat are moisture pests. While we could have added this to the above list of bug prevention ideas, it is best to focus on this one by itself due to the number of ways a home can have moisture issues.

Broken or obstructed gutters can create the conditions for moisture problems. If rainwater isn't allowed to channel away from your home, it can soak your exterior walls and lead to wood rot. Decaying wood is a playground for pests, and moist soil near your exterior walls is going to be an attractant for a wide range of pests.

If you have an exterior spigot that is weeping or leaking, it can cause the soil underneath to be damp. The same is true if you have a hose connected to your spigot that doesn't make a good seal or has a leak in it.

Shady locations not only provide a hiding place for wolf spiders, they make it hard for the sun to dry rainwater after it rains.

When the ground gets compacted, it can allow rainwater to pool. It is important to loosen up compacted soil.

Glue Traps

If there is a location in your home where you've seen wolf spiders, it can be helpful to put glue traps down to capture and remove them. Just be aware that you're likely to catch some other pests while you're at it.

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • Do you offer pest control to businesses?
    Yes, we offer both residential and commercial pest control. We will work with the needs of your business to ensure that pests are not a problem. Furthermore, we understand the State of Texas’s Health and Safety Codes when it comes to pesticide use and pest control.
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  • Do you offer any organic/green/low toxic treatments?

    We do offer “green” treatments because we understand that though the synthetic pesticides that we typically use are quite safe, some people for various valid reasons prefer a green approach to pest control. In addition to employing completely non-chemical measures such as structural and mechanical alterations (weep-hole exclusions, recommendations on door sweep replacement etc.) and glue traps or other monitoring devices, we have a number of natural and botanical insecticides that we can use to treat your home or business.

    We commonly use natural products such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and a number of different botanical products (pyrethrum, rosemary oil, cedar oil, etc.). These products can be very effective when used properly. One downside is that they usually don't last as long as synthetic pesticides, so we generally recommend a more frequent treatment cycle, such as monthly, when using these products. Just tell the person you speak with on the phone or the technician who services your property about your preference and we will be happy to accommodate you.

  • Are your services guaranteed?
    We pride ourselves in offering services that solve your pest control problems. Many of our treatments are backed with a service guarantee, so if the problem persists, we will be back to treat again at no extra charge. We plan to continue our trend the impeccable service which resulted in an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Pest Control

When it comes to managing bugs in or around your home, the best way to get the job done is with ongoing pest control services from a trusted pest control provider. When you have an educated pest control technician do routine inspections of your home, and apply appropriate EPA-approved products to vulnerable areas, you'll have a much better chance of keeping a wide range of bugs out of your home, not just wolf spiders. Your pest control technician will also advise you on the pest pressures you're dealing with. Wolf spiders aren't dangerous, but other spiders like the brown recluse or black widow can be. There are also many bugs that can spread illness inside your home, do damage to your belongings, or eat away at your equity. Ongoing pest control service isn't just a quality of life upgrade, it is essential protection every family should have.

If you're in our Texas service area, find out how Perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian + are working to protect our customers from pest threats. Pest problems are seldom isolated to a single pest. There is an ecosystem around your home. But, with help from Adams Exterminating Company, you can keep all of those critters outside, where they belong.

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