How To Identify Wolf Spiders
One common spider in Texas that would grab your attention if you saw it is the wolf spider. While it typically enjoys yards and fields, they sometimes get inside homes. Because they are on the larger, "beefy" side (1/2 to 2 inches long), they can be pretty intimidating. Wolf spiders are hairy with a dull, dirty brown/grayish coloration, and they often have lighter stripes/marks that go down their combined head and chest area. They have two rows of four eyes, with two central, bigger eyes on the back row. As with other arachnids, they have eight spiny legs. One unique (and gross) fact about female wolf spiders is that they carry their babies in egg sacks on their bodies. Nobody wants mamma wolf spiders carrying around loads of babies and increasing the spider population in homes. When homeowners enlist the help of Big D Pest & Termite Services, they get experienced, professional service technicians who know precisely how to get rid of wolf spiders in Frisco.
Wolf Spiders Are More Of A Nuisance Than A Danger
Wolf spiders in Frisco typically stay outdoors; however, they sometimes wander into homes through cracks, under door openings, and loose screening around doors and windows. Once wolf spiders get into homes, they often become permanent residents. During the day, wolf spiders tend to rest on the first floor of houses in quiet, sheltered areas, but at nighttime, they frequently stalk and quickly pounce on their insect prey (no web spinning with these spiders). A wolf spider's size and appearance can make people inside your home uncomfortable, but they're relatively harmless spiders. Since this spider rarely leaves a house on their own accord, sometimes a little help from the pest professionals at Big D Pest & Termite Services is needed to remove them and restore peace and order to your home.
Six Simple And Natural Spider Prevention Tips
If wolf spiders in Texas had a choice, they would prefer to stay outdoors, but sometimes they find minor access points in homes that expose them to indoor living. Homeowners can help wolf spiders remain outside with a few simple fixes.
Six simple tips that will naturally help prevent wolf spiders from entering Frisco homes include:
- Repair damaged screens over vents.
- Ensure tight framing around doors/windows (caulk cracks if necessary).
- Install door sweeps/weatherstripping on doors to seal gaps.
- Inspect foundations and siding for cracks, crevices, or holes, and fill them.
- Make sure windows and doors get covered with screens.
- Keep windows and doors closed (especially at night).
Even the best preventative measures sometimes fail. When wolf spiders get inside homes, Big D Pest & Termite Services has the spider treatments necessary to remove them from your home safely.
The Most Effective Spider Control Method For Frisco Homes
Frisco wolf spiders don't want to be in your house any more than you want them to be there, but Big D Pest & Termite Services can help when they cross your threshold. Established in 2001, our company has over 18 years of experience improving our customer's way of life by removing nuisance Frisco pests like wolf spiders from their homes. Call Big D Pest & Termite Services today for a free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Frisco.