Seattle Wolf Spider Exterminator
Choose Whitworth Pest Solutions for Your Wolf Spider Extermination Needs
Wolf spiders are a nuisance if a lot of them set up their homes around your property. You typically find them in small burrows and leafy areas. However, during the winter, they may come inside houses for warmth and food. While they do not damage houses or threaten your health, they can bite. They are also rather large, so they can be intimidating. Fortunately, you do not have to be scared in your own house when you have experts from Whitworth Pest Solutions to help.
We have professionals on our staff who can identify the exact pest on your property. You may think you have wolf spiders when in reality, it is something else entirely. Once we know the extent of the infestation, our wolf spider exterminator will develop a specialized plan just for you.
Signs of an Infestation
There are several ways wolf spiders can come inside a house. They can scurry underneath doors if there is enough clearance. Some wolf spiders may even attach to people’s clothing and hitch a ride inside that way. The main way to know if you have an infestation is to see the wolf spiders around your home physically. Once you see them, it is paramount to contact Whitworth right away.
Wolf spiders are one of the most common spider species in North America. They’re solitary creatures that search for prey alone. One unique trait is the way females carry their eggs. She has a sac attached to her spinnerets to carry the eggs with her. After hatching, the babies climb onto her and stay until they’re able to survive on their own. She can carry hundreds of her offspring at one time.
Let’s learn more about these fascinating creatures, including what they look like, how to prevent them, and when to call in a specialist.
What Are Wolf Spiders?
Proper treatment for wolf spiders relies on proper identification. A hairy spider, wolf spiders grow to a relatively large 35mm in body length. They are typically patterned with brown, black, and gray.
They are relatively large, move quickly, and can inspire fear when seen in the home. Wolf spiders are relatively common throughout Washington state. Typically, they are outdoor spiders and are rarely seen indoors. Like many spider species, they will seek warmth indoors during the cold months. They’re usually found near doors, windows, and in the basement of the home.
While they are sometimes mistaken for the poisonous brown recluse spider (which is not found in WA state), wolf spider bites are rare.
How To Prevent Wolf Spiders
The best way to control spiders in your home is to prevent them from entering in the first place. Here are simple measures to keep wolf spiders from getting in:
- Clean and vacuum thoroughly
- Reduce clutter in undisturbed areas that can attract spiders like closets, garages, and attics
- Keep firewood and other debris clear of your home
- Clip shrubs, vines, and trees away from the house
- Seal any external cracks in the foundation, siding, or eaves of your home
- Use yellow or sodium vapor lights outdoors; they attract fewer insects, so you’ll have fewer spiders
Call Us For Professional Assistance
You may think you can handle an infestation like this on your own, but you need to proceed with caution. While a wolf spider bite is not a substantial medical threat, it can hurt. Wolf spiders generally do not bite humans unless provoked or threatened, which is why you want to keep your distance. If you see a wolf spider initially retreat and then get up on its hind legs to expose its fangs, then it is a clear sign you need to step back.
Contact Whitworth Pest Solutions
The experts at Whitworth Pest Solutions know how to safely and efficiently remove wolf spiders from a house. Contact us today if you have a spider problem, and we will do everything possible to make sure they do not come back.