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How to get rid of wolf spiders?

Jan 18, 2022


A wolf spiders is a scary spider. It is a large, hairy spider that can run incredibly fast and looks somewhat like a Tarantula. Here’s how to kill wolf spiders, and keep them from getting into your home.

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Are Wolf Spiders Poisonous?
One of the most famous spider species is the wolf spider. They can be found throughout the United States from California to Montana to Ohio and South Carolina. Wolf spiders can be poisonous but they will only bite people who have disturbed them. Some people may feel mild stinging or redness if they are disturbed. This can be treated with an icepack and a topical ointment.

What do Wolf Spiders look like?

Wolf spider can grow up to 2 inches long, but the males can only be 1/4 inch. Their hair is usually dark brown and has paler markings and stripes. They also have long legs. They are able to run quickly because of their legs, which is a benefit as they hunt or ambush their prey instead of trapping it in a web.

Wolf spider also have eight eyes. However, they have a unique pattern. They have a row of two eyes that are forward-directed, two rows with two eyes that are side-directing, and four eyes in the third row. The wolf spider is able to see its prey with sharp eyesight.

When it comes to their children, female wolf spiders are very protective. Their egg sacs can hold up to 100 eggs. After the eggs hatch, the females can carry their young for approximately a week on their backs.

How to deal with Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders love tall shrubs, dense grasses and rocks. However, they can be found under leaves, mulch, or in brush and woodpiles. You can control wolf spiders outside by clearing out debris and mowing tall grasses. Then, spray an insecticide like Ortho(r), Home Defense(r), Insect Killer Ready-To-Spray on your lawn and landscape. It creates a barrier against spiders and other insects when applied according to the directions.

A wolf spider will most likely find its way into your home through cracks, crevices or small openings around doors or windows. Wolf spiders will hide in the walls of your house, between plants, doors, windows, closets, cellars, cellars, garages and basements once they are inside. They prefer to remain close to ground level, unlike other spiders. Here are some ways to prevent wolf spiders coming indoors.

Encourage them.

Wolf spiders prefer quiet and unoccupied places so grab a vacuum or a broom to sweep their hiding spots. This should be done at least once per month.

Block entry points

Use caulk, screening, or weather stripping to seal any openings they might be able to get into. You should inspect for cracks, tears, or openings and repair them immediately.

Eliminate their hiding places.

Tape or seal storage containers, patch holes and cracks in walls, and get rid clutter.

Make a barrier

To create a durable barrier, use odor-free and stain-free Home Defense Insect Killer Indoor and Perimeter2 with Comfort Wand (r). This product is effective in killing wolf spiders as well as many other insects. It can be applied in two sizes: a 4-inch area around your indoor perimeter and a 12-inch area around your outdoor perimeter.

It’s okay to want to rid yourself of creepy crawlers, especially the large, hairy, fast-moving ones. These tips will help you solve your problem with the wolf spider.

You want to learn more about spiders? To learn more about spiders, read our article common house Spiders.


Wolf spiders have a frightening reputation. They are extremely fast hunters and have excellent eyesight. They’re not all bad, are they? This article will provide clear and simple guidance on how to eliminate wolf spiders and stop them coming back.

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