Ways To Identify & Remove Wolf Spiders From Your Anaheim Property

wolf spider crawling inside house

Have you ever seen a big spider crawling around your basement? It was probably a wolf spider. This local arachnid regularly invades homes and sometimes builds nests indoors. You are in the right place if you are against having hundreds of baby spiders skitting around your living areas.

Here is what you need to know to identify and remove wolf spiders in Anaheim and the problems that these pests cause. Contact A-1 Bonded Termite if you need immediate help combating spiders. We will answer any questions you might have about pest control in Anaheim and schedule your home for a service visit.

How To Identify Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders are one of the easiest types of spiders to identify here in Anaheim. To start, they are a bit larger than most other species. The average adult wolf spider is 1/4 to 1 3/8 inches long, dark brown, and has pale or yellow stripes and markings across its body. Start with your basement if you are checking your home for these pests. Wolf spiders invade homes through lower entry points, foundations, and unprotected doors and windows. They then hide under and around lamps, furniture, boxes, and clutter. Beyond seeing these pests, however, there is no good way to identify them indoors; a problem if you don’t want them laying eggs under your radar. To spot an active infestation, consider having our team visit you. We are experts at identifying different kinds of spiders and would be happy to check your home for these pests.

The Dangers Of Wolf Spiders On Your Property

Wolf spiders are one of those pests that looks dangerous but is, in fact, fairly harmless. Although capable of biting, this arachnid actively goes out of its way to avoid doing so. If you find a wolf spider inside your home, it is more likely to run away from you than to turn and look for a bite. The only time these pests attack is when they feel directly trapped, and this might happen if you sit on one of these arachnids or stretch your hand into a dark crevice. Although their bites are not that painful, you should be concerned if you have an allergy to spider venom. Consult with your doctor if you do not already know your risk.

One thing you should know about spider bites, in general, is that they are usually dry. Most species bite as a way to say, “go away,” and do not inject venom when they do so. When they feel directly threatened or trapped, they actively inject venom; this is true for wolf spider bites.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Wolf Spiders

Of all the different kinds of spiders in Anaheim, wolf spiders are by no means the worst. They are, however, one of the most common. If you do not like super scary spiders crawling around your living areas, you should highly consider investing in a year-round pest control plan. We have many great options for this at A-1 Bonded Termite. We understand why spiders invade homes and have the treatments needed to get and keep them out year-round. Whether you are looking for a way to remove a spider egg sac from your home or long-term care to combat these pests every season, we have what you need here. All you have to do is let us know you need help.

How To Keep Wolf Spiders Away From Your Property

If you have time on your hands and do not mind putting a little elbow grease into your home and property, there are DIY spider prevention tips that can help you keep these pests away. Here are a few great strategies to start with today:

  • Check your home’s exterior foundation for gaps, holes, cracks, and other openings. Seal these potential entry points with silicone caulk or liquid cement.
  • Inspect your window and door screens to ensure they are in good condition and installed correctly.
  • Repair damage to weatherstripping around exterior windows and doors.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors have door sweeps.
  • Turn off exterior lights after the sun goes down. This help to prevent pests that wolf spiders invade to hunt.

Contact A-1 Bonded Termite today if you want to know more about our professional options. Most people find that our home pest control plans are much easier and more effective than DIY options.