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Wolf Spider

  • Scientific Name: Lycosidae
  • Nicknames: None
  • Length: 1" - 5"
  • Color: Black, Brown
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? Yes if provoked
  • Poisonous/Venomous? Venom is not lethal to humans
  • Disease Carrying? No
  • Invasive Species? No

The Wolf Spider

The name suits the spider well. It is quite a hairy, fast, and ferocious spider, but it is not dangerous for humans at all.

His arachnid can actually be found almost everywhere on the planet, in places with plenty of shrubs to hide, plants and, of course, many insects to feed on. Wolf spiders can be perfectly camouflaged with the ground, where rocks, rubbish, sand or dry earth and leaves have the same color of this spider.

As they can easily be camouflaged, they roam mostly on solid ground, running over their preys and attacking them with powerful quickness and strength.

With a 4 inch leg-span, Wolf Spiders are large in comparison with the average size of arachnids. Their skin is of a brownish grey color, the fangs are long, sharp and hairy, and the creature has indeed quite a fearsome aspect. However, chances are you will never find one of these at home; they are outdoor creatures, garden spiders that hunt by day without the need of a web because of their excellent vision (spiders rarely have good sight, this being the reason why they build web traps).

How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you but ith McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.