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Wolf Spider Identification

Size: Up to 35 mm long (body).

Colour: Brown, tan, black or grey with dark markings.

Description: These spiders are large and hairy with three rows of eyes and pale stripes on their abdomen.

Order/Family: Araneae/Lycosidae.

Scientific Name: Hogna aspersa.

Did You Know?

Female wolf spiders sometimes kill and eat the male after they mate.

Wolf Spider Biology

Firstly, wolf spiders are solitary spiders that only interact to mate, feed, or do both. The female will then carry her eggs – over 100 of them – in a silk sac under her abdomen until they hatch. Once hatched, the spiderlings cling to their mother’s abdomen for a few weeks before dispersing aerially. Elsewhere, we often hear the question – are wolf spiders dangerous? In reality, this spider species is venomous but they aren’t deadly.

Wolf Spider Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Often confused with tarantulas given their large size and furry appearance, wolf spiders’ bodies can grow up to 35 mm long with a leg span of up to three inches. Patterned in black, brown and grey hues, this species relies on camouflage to survive. Unlike most other spiders, wolf spiders violently hunt down their prey using their quick legs and strong eyesight rather than building webs.

Living for around one year on average, wolf spiders are nocturnal and have the third best eyesight of all spiders given their three rows of eyes. Elsewhere, wolf spiders prey on other spiders including their own kind. Beyond this, they eat large bugs like grasshoppers and beetles plus the occasional small reptile too. You’ll find this spider dwelling in burrows in woodlands, dry inland shrubs, wet coastal forests, meadows, and suburban gardens. Indoors, common wolf spider hiding places include basements but they’re also discovered in garages, houseplants, and areas near windows.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Wolf Spiders?

Are you questioning how to get rid of wolf spiders? It is recommended that homeowners clear their yards of debris such as grass clippings, leaves, firewood, and mulch. Reducing the number of dark hiding spots in your garden will deter wolf spiders from nesting there.

Regularly vacuuming or sweeping rooms that are usually dark, such as cellars or attics, will also keep this species at bay. Seal cracks around windows and doors, fix any screens that have rips or holes, and plug any other entry points. If you still aren’t sure how to get rid of spiders, contact Terminix Canada today. We specialize in residential and commercial wolf spider control.

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