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 West Phoenix 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
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 West Phoenix 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
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