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What Buckeye Arizona Property Owners Ought To Know About Wolf Spiders

Updated: Mar 20


Encountering a wolf spider can be extremely distressing. You don’t need to have arachnophobia to be

squeamish in the presence of these chunky arachnids. Don’t let their size fool you. The physical

attributes of a wolf spider make them appear much more threatening than they truly are. Just because

our lives aren’t at risk, doesn’t mean we are interested in welcoming the intrusion.





How To Identify A Wolf Spider


Spider control in Buckeye can be a major concern for property owners. Brushing up on

spider identification can help you determine whether or not you are dealing with a nuisance

versus a serious health risk.


When outdoors, wolf spiders can be found under stones, landscape timbers, firewood, and leaves.

When inside, their presence is usually accidental in their search for prey. However, once they are

inside, they rarely return to the outdoors. Wolf spiders tend to remain at floor level, especially

along walls and under furniture.


Male wolf spiders are generally 1/4 – 3/4 inches in size. Female wolf spiders average around 3/8

– 1 3/8 inches. Wolf spiders are usually dark brown, with pale yellow stripes or markings. Their

bodies are surprisingly stout and robust, with eight legs that are long and spiny. Like most

spiders, they have eight eyes. However, most spiders have poor vision, while the wolf spider has

excellent eyesight.


Wolf spiders are fast and agile arachnids. They hunt at night and rest in sheltered places during

the day. Unlike most spiders, they don’t use webs as a means to hunt. Instead, they stalk their

prey with their wolf-like behavior. The presence of wolf spiders can be viewed as beneficial

when they are in the right environment. They feed on a variety of crop pests, including crickets,

ants, grasshoppers, smaller spiders, and other types of invertebrates.


Wolf Spider Prevention


Keeping your home free and clear of pests considered as prey to wolf spiders is a great place to

start with spider control prevention. Wolf spiders prey on pests that invade properties in their

search for food and warmth. Crickets, ants, and other spiders are some of their prey and all tend

to get inside your house due to what they eat. They also eat grasshoppers which feed on outside

vegetation in your yard.


Additional spider prevention can be applied by sealing cracks on the exterior of your property,

installing or repairing screens on doors and windows, and in some cases the placement of glue

traps where spiders have been seen.


Put Your Pest Control Problems To Rest


Even though only two out of 3,000 spider species can cause serious harm, it is important to hire a

professional to protect your Buckeye property from unwanted pests.


Triton Pest Control is a locally founded and owned business, with 35 years of

combined experience in the pest control industry. Each customer has integrated access to their

account information, billing, and knowledge of our products. The Triton Pest Control

team takes initiative with passion, in the pursuit of growth and teamwork. We guarantee quality

service that will set an unmatched standard.


Triton Pest Control offers emergency services, fair estimates, and no hidden costs.

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