As their name implies, wolf spiders are pretty hairy compared to other spiders. They can be further identified by their dark brown bodies, which also feature pale stripes and markings. Fortunately, they only grow up to about 3/4" in length, thereby minimizing the scare factor. Regardless of how scary they look at first, wolf spiders are actually pretty safe to be near. That doesn't mean they belong inside your McKinney home anytime soon though.
Insight Into The Wolf Spider
It's important to understand what sets this spider apart from the others and this is the easiest way to overcome the natural fear the wolf spider presents. For starters, they actively hunt their prey instead of ensnaring them in a web. This is mostly because wolf spiders don't actually shoot webs in the first place.
Since they have to hunt their prey down, wolf spiders are nocturnal, so you're likely to only see them at this time. Alternatively, naturally dark rooms like the basement are good places to check to determine if you have an infestation.
One thing to keep in mind about wolf spiders is they do still bite, which can hurt as any bite would. However, their bite is extremely rare and usually occurs with improper handling, which is why it's a good idea to leave wolf spider removal in the hands of trained professionals. In some cases, people that have been bitten will experience an allergic reaction. However, this is extremely rare.
Wolf Spider Prevention Tips
This may come as a shock, but wolf spiders actually have no desire to be in your home. All they care about is hunting down their prey, which is insects. Our spider prevention tips center around how to minimize their prey getting inside. In truth, wolf spiders actually prefer to be outside since that's where their prey resides. However, since they do get inside when searching for prey, here are some prevention tips to follow:
- Eliminate Entry Points: If their prey can slip through a hole, crack, or crevice, then so can the wolf spider. For this reason, it's crucial to use silicone caulk to seal all of these entry points to keep both prey and predator outside where they belong.
- Windows And Trim: Wolf spiders will gladly stalk popular spots like the windowsill or trim. If this is damaged, their prey will get inside, which means they will follow suit. Keep the repairs up to date, and you won't have any problems.
- Pest Control: Invest in a professional pest control plan that addresses every pest for a more complete solution that will ensure you're not only wolf spider-free but also pest-free.
Take Out Wolf Spiders Together With Big D Pest & Termite Services
Being home is all about feeling relaxed and secure with your friends and family. When pests invade, this feeling is disrupted and can lead to stress and potential threats to your health and safety. At Big D Pest & Termite Services, our team works with you to ensure those uninvited guests get out of your house and stay away for the foreseeable future. We have home spider prevention services! Give our professionals at Big D Pest & Termite Services a call or go online to start the process of becoming spider-free by exploring our spider and general pest control options in McKinney.