Wolf spiders are one of the most common types of pest found in the world. There are around 3000 different species of them with over 200 of those species living around parts of North America, including in Madison County, IL. Many homeowners are put off by spiders and do not want them crawling around their homes. Here we will be going into more detail about wolf spiders and what you need to do in order to get them out of your home.
What You Need to Know About Wolf Spiders
As mentioned before, there are many kinds of wolf spiders found all over the world, including in Madison County, IL. Wolf spiders sport three rows of eyes with their lowest having four small eyes with two large eyes at the top. They are about half an inch long and are typically found within homes, gardens, yards, wooded areas, or any other area with a high volume of other insects. These spiders are well known for being able to camouflage themselves in their environment. Most commonly you will find these spiders in a gray, brown, or black color. The female wolf spider will carry its egg sack on its back.
Ridding Your Home of These Pests
If you are ready to get these pests out of your home, here is what you need to know. Wolf spiders live alone so you really will not have an infestation of them per se. You might have a few wolf spiders living in your home at a time though. These spiders will not attack unless you provoke them to. If you see a wolf spider in your home, you should try to trap it in a cup with some paper underneath and release it outside.
To keep these spiders from coming into your home, you should make sure you keep your windows and doors properly sealed, keep the clutter in your home down, store your food properly and do not leave crumbs out, keep insects from getting into your home for the spiders to eat, and keep any firewood stacked neatly away from your home outside. If you are still finding these spiders in your home, it’s time to contact your local exterminator.
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